Voice and Voice Disorders (CSCD3086)


This unit of study will enable students to describe, analyse and apply: i) the anatomical, physiological, aerodynamic, biomechanical, acoustic, physical and perceptual principles of vocal function; ii) principles and skills in the assessment and analysis of vocal function including basic principles of acoustic speech recording and analysis; iii) the nature of voice disorders; evaluation and management of individuals with a variety of phonatory disorders; iv) different voice techniques and facilitating vocal change in the non-disordered and disordered population.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


1hr exam (30%), 2hr exam (50%) and recorded voice task assignment (20%)


Colton, R.H., Casper, J.K. & Leonard, R (2011). 4th edition. Understanding Voice Problems: A Physiological Perspective for Diagnosis and Treatment. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

BIOS1163, BIOS1163, BIOS1163

BIOS1165 and CSCD1034

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.