Specialist Studies 2 (CSCD5025)


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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


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


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


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

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Unit of study rules



Assumed knowledge

Anatomy of the head and neck, thorax and respiratory system.

Additional Information

This unit of study is a prerequisite for CSCD5031 and CSCD5032 and CSCD5033.

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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.