Core Studies (CSCD5018)


This unit aims to provide a basic understanding of the anatomy, physiology, neurobiology and physics of speech and swallowing. Students will gain a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck as well as functional activities involving swallowing and speech. In addition student will learn the role of physics in sound production and hearing. Control of breathing and respiration in normal and neuropathological condition is also covered in this unit.

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Further unit of study information


1x2-hr lecture/week


Case based short answer exam 40 mins (25%), case based short answer mid semester exam 45 mins (30%) and case based short answer final exam 1 hour (45%)


Seikel, J.A., King, D.W., & Drumright, D.G. (2010). Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Language and Hearing (4th Ed).Thomson

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Additional Information

The unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5023 and CSCD5025

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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.