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Unit of Study SPCH2002 Neurology for Speech Pathology (2024)

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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:

illustrate the cortical divisions of the central nervous system and areas of the brain linked with dimensions of speech, language and swallowing functions

explain how the cerebellum, brainstem and cranial nerves influence communication and swallowing

describe the neuro-sensory organisation of speech and hearing and the neuro-motor control of speech

provide examples of general speech, language, hearing and swallowing symptoms associated with particular central nervous system lesions and neuropathology

Teaching and assessment

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

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

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Crossman, AR , 2019, Neuroanatomy: an illustrated ColourText, 6th edn, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702074622.
  • Webb, WG, 2023, Neurology for the speech-language pathologist, 7th edn, Elsevier Inc. ISBN: 9780323830980.
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