Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Introduces students to the science of hearing and principles and methods of audiological assessment and interventions that overlap with speech pathology practice. The unit also introduces students to the speech pathology range of practice relating to voice and voice disorders and develops knowledge and skills relating to assessment, analysis and interpretation. Further, the unit introduces students to theories and methods relevant to the planning and implementing of interventions for children and adults with concerns related to voice use.

Unit content

Content will be delivered across two main modules:

  1. Audiology for speech pathology practice
  2. Voice and voice disorders in adults and children

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Colton, RH, Casper, JK & Leonard, R, 2011, Understanding voice problems: A physiological perspective for diagnosis and treatment, 4th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD. ISBN: 9781609138745.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 5 hours across week (1 week)
Tutorial on-site 6 hours across week (1 week)
Lecture online 6 hours (3 weeks)
Practical skills 20%
Case study50%
Exam: viva30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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