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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Introduces students to the neural mechanisms that underlie communication and swallowing and to relationships across Neuroscience, Neuropsychology and Speech Pathology. Students learn about the brain, cranial nerves and the motor and sensory systems involved in hearing, speech, language and swallowing. Information is also provided about neuropathology and symptoms associated with particular sites of lesion.

Unit content

  1. Cortical divisions of the central nervous system and areas of the brain linked with speech, language and swallowing functions
  2. The cerebellum and brainstem in relation to communication and swallowing
  3. Cranial nerves involved in hearing, speech and swallowing
  4. Neuro-sensory organisation of speech and hearing
  5. Neuro-motor control of speech
  6. Speech, language, auditory and swallowing symptoms associated with particular central nervous system lesions and neuropathology

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1illustrate the cortical divisions of the central nervous system and areas of the brain linked with dimensions of speech, language and swallowing functions
2explain how the cerebellum, brainstem and cranial nerves influence communication and swallowing
3describe the neuro-sensory organisation of speech and hearing and the neuro-motor control of speech
4provide examples of general speech, language, hearing and swallowing symptoms associated with particular central nervous system lesions and neuropathology

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. illustrate the cortical divisions of the central nervous system and areas of the brain linked with dimensions of speech, language and swallowing functions
  2. explain how the cerebellum, brainstem and cranial nerves influence communication and swallowing
  3. describe the neuro-sensory organisation of speech and hearing and the neuro-motor control of speech
  4. provide examples of general speech, language, hearing and swallowing symptoms associated with particular central nervous system lesions and neuropathology

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz40%
Case study60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz40%
Case study60%
Notice

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