Specialist Studies 2 (CSCD5025)

UNIT OF STUDY

In this unit students learn about assessment, diagnosis and management of voice disorders. This unit of study will enable students to describe, analyse and apply; i) the anatomical, physiological, aerodynamic, biomechanical, acoustic and perceptual principles of vocal function; ii) principles and skills in the assessment and analysis of vocal function; iii) different voice techniques and facilitating vocal change to the voice disordered population; iv) evaluation and management of individuals with a variety of phonatory disorders and v) different voice techniques and facilitating vocal change in the non-disordered population; in relation to themselves, a fellow student and class cases.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, 1x1-hr online learning activities/week

Assessment

1 hour exam (30%), 2 hour exam (50%) and assignment (20%)

Textbooks

Colton RH, Casper JK & Leonard R, Understanding Voice Problems: A Physiological Perspective for Diagnosis and Treatment (4th ed) Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore (2011)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Anatomy of the head and neck, thorax and respiratory system., CSCD5018

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Anatomy of the head and neck, thorax and respiratory system.

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