Bachelor of Health Sciences – Hearing and Speech major

Bachelor of Health Sciences with a Hearing and Speech second major

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Course BPHEASCI2000: Pass course; full-time, 3 years

Year 1 (first offered 2014)

Semester 1
BIOL1003 Human Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Osu Lilje Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week (three lectures in some weeks), one 3-hour practical class per fortnight, one 2-hour workshop per fortnight, 6-9 hours of online activities per fortnight. Prohibitions: BIOL1903, BIOL1993. Assumed knowledge: HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February). Assessment: One 2-hour exam, assignments and tests (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study provides an introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It includes an overview of cell and tissue structures, the skeletal system, nutrition, digestion and excretion. Human Biology looks at how our bodies respond to environmental stimuli with respect to the endocrine, nervous and immune systems. After discussion of reproduction and development, it concludes with an overview of modern studies in human genetics. This unit has four main components: lectures, practicals, workshops and HB Online activities; this unit of study provides a suitable foundation for intermediate biology units of study.
Textbooks
Van Putte, C., Regan, J. and Russo, A. (2011) Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, McGraw Hill.The edition comes with a custom publication of:Mader, S.S. (2006) Human Biology, 11th edition, McGraw Hill. (Chapters 19, 24, 26)
HSBH1006 Foundations of Health Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week and eLearning online learning support. Assessment: Tutorial attendance, presentation (25%), integrative essay (25%) and 2hr final exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This is an introductory unit for students entering the health sciences. This unit aims to expose students to a range of definitions of health, and key concepts in health and health systems. Students will develop a range of core skills and competencies needed in the study and practice of health sciences and a basis for work practice in the health system or for postgraduate study. Topics include: what is health; how is health status classified; biomedical, psychological and sociological aspects of health and health care; what 'should' a health care system do; how do we measure health status in an individual, a community and a nation? An integrated sciences model of health care is explored which covers different domains of health, including biological, behavioural, socio-cultural and environmental.
PSYC1001 Psychology 1001

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Caleb Owens Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week, plus 1 hour per week of additional web-based (self-paced) material related to the tutorial. Assessment: One 2.5hr exam, one 1000w essay, multiple tutorial tests, experimental participation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Psychology 1001 is a general introduction to the main topics and methods of psychology, and is the basis for advanced work as well as being of use to those not proceeding with the subject. Psychology 1001 covers the following areas: science and statistics in psychology; behavioural neuroscience; applied psychology; social psychology; personality theory; human development.
This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the website:
http://sydney.edu.au/summer_school/
Textbooks
Course Coordinator will advise
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PSYC1002 Psychology 1002

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Caleb Owens Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week, plus 1 hour per week of additional web-based (self-paced) material related to the tutorial. Assessment: One 2.5 hour exam, one 1250 word research report, multiple tutorial tests, experimental participation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Psychology 1002 is a further general introduction to the main topics and methods of psychology, and it is the basis for advanced work as well as being of use to those not proceeding with the subject. Psychology 1002 covers the following areas: human mental abilities; learning, motivation and emotion; visual perception; cognitive processes; abnormal psychology.
This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site:
http://sydney.edu.au/summer_school/
Textbooks
Course Coordinator will advise
One elective [6] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
HSBH1008 Health Determinants and Interventions

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Toni Schofield Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial /week Assessment: Multiple choice test (15% ), essay test (15%), individual tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial discussion contribution (20% ) and essay (40%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Health Determinants will introduce students to the major Australian and international patterns of health and well being as measured and reported by the leading national and global health agencies, and the main social factors associated with these trends. It will explore the social, cultural and environmental processes involved in determining the similarities and disparities in the health of populations and peoples, drawing primarily on sociological approaches. Students will be introduced to a repertoire of key concepts for understanding these processes including class, gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, racism, ageing, the state, discourse, globalisation, and embodiment. Initiatives to promote preventable hospitalisation and increased health and wellbeing within and across population groups will be examined, particularly those proposed by the WHO's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.
HSBH1009 Health Care Resources and Systems

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Stephanie Short Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1-hr tutorial/week and eLearning online learning support. Assessment: Assignment (30%), team project (30%) and final exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit comprises three modules: first, we explore the organisation and structure of the Australian health care system in an international context. Then students will analyse health policy within an analytical framework that incorporates four perspectives on health policy: economic, political science; sociological and epidemiological. The third module outlines for students the main approaches to health promotion, with a consideration of implications for policies, services and advocacy.
Textbooks
Palmer, G. R., & Short, S. D. (2010). Health care and public policy: An Australian analysis (4th ed.). South Yarra, VIC: Palgrave Macmillan.
Two electives [12] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 2 (last offered 2014)

Semester 1
BIOS1163 Speech Science

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Four 1hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorials/week Assessment Assessment: mid semester exam (30%), worksheet (5%), end semester exam (65%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit aims to provide an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and physics of speech. 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. Control of breathing and respiration in normal and pathological condition is also covered in this unit. Practical classes will take a case-based approach to learning. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is required.
CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 2x2-hr lectures/week, 3x1-hr tutorial/semester Assumed knowledge: Grammar bridging course or equivalent Assessment: Transcription exam 1 barrier task (20%), transcription exam 2 barrier task (20%), final exam (55%), 2 -hrs research participation (5%) Practical field work: Participation in practical learning Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2. Students without a sound knowledge of formal traditional grammar are encouraged to undertake the Grammar bridging course in February. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD2057 Child Language
Students will explore the nature of the human communication system: introduction to phonology, orthography, morphology, semantics and grammar/syntax, drawing mainly from psycholinguistic and clinical approaches. Particular emphasis on grammar, phonetics and articulation assessment and intervention. Analysis of language for clinical purposes (especially grammar transcription and phonetic transcription skills). This unit of study prepares students with the necessary background knowledge to undertake phonology, language and clinical units later in the course.
Textbooks
Fromkin V, et al., An Introduction to Language (CHECK WITH UNIT COORDINATOR AT BEGINNING OF UNIT REGARDING WHICH EDITION WILL BE USED), Thomson Educational; Linda Hand, Grammar Tutorial Exercises (2005) available on campus; Phonetics Handbook available on campus
One BHlthSci Senior unit of study [6] (see note 2)
One elective [6] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BIOS1165 Hearing Science and Audiology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorial/week Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Assessment: mid semester exam (15%), end-semester exam (65%), assignment (20%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study aims to provide an understanding of the physics, anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism. Students will also learn about pathologies of the ear, nose and throat and development of the human embryo. The unit also includes an introduction to deafness, basic audiological tests and evaluation of hearing.
BIOS1166 Neuroscience I: Communication Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damian Holsinger Session: Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs lectures, 2hr practicals, tutorials/week Prohibitions: BIOS1171 Assessment: two mid semester exams (Week 5; 20% and Week 8; 30%), end semester exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study includes fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models. Basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes and the function of the somatosensory system comprise the physiological component of the unit. Students are also introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system and motor pathways. Case studies aimed at identifying simple neural problems associated with sensory and motor systems are specifically designed for students undertaking professional preparation degrees.
CSCD1032 Human Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lectures/week,1x1hr lecture/week, 5x1hr tutorials/semester Prerequisites: BACH1165 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1034 Assessment: mid semester exam (20%), assignment (40%) and final exam (40%) and oral reflection task (0% barrier task) and elearning participation (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2
Students will acquire knowledge about typical communication development in English across the lifespan and in cultures relevant to the Australian context. Students will learn about the sequence of normal communication development from prelinguistic communication development through adult language; the significance of context and function in the development of language; the universality of communication development, and the effect of gender in communication development. This unit of study prepares students to undertake observation of communication and to demonstrate understanding of the theories and facts in the normal acquisition of communication skills and apply this knowledge to people of different ages. Students will also begin accumulating knowledge about professional communication skills needed by health professionals to work with clients, carers and colleagues.
Textbooks
Bentzen WR, Seeing young children: a guide to observing and recording behaviour (5th ed), Delmar, Albany; McLaughlin S, Introduction to Language Development, Singular, San Diego
One BHlthSci Senior unit of study [6] (see note 2)
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 3

Semester 1
BIOS2062 Neuroscience II: Communication Disorders

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Mor Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3hrs lectures/week, 2hr practicals/week Prerequisites: BIOS1166 Assessment: mid semester exam (33%), end semester exam (67%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study considers the development and anatomy of the brainstem and cranial nerves. The anatomy and physiology of special sensory systems and the control and integration of somatic motor activity with special reference to communication are explored comprehensively. Higher functions of the nervous system and adaptive properties including plasticity and recovery of the nervous system after injury are also examined. Considerable emphasis is placed on the anatomical and physiological basis of neurological problems relating to communication disorders throughout the unit of study. This unit of study includes laboratory classes where tissues from human cadavers are examined in detail; attendance at such classes is required for the unit of study.
Two BHlthSci Senior unit of study [12] (see note 2)
One elective [6] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BACH2142 Cognitive Neuropsychology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hrs lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BACH1165 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002 Assessment: group presentation (15%), essay and annotated bibliography (35%) and final examination (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Students acquire knowledge of normal cognition and the cognitive neuropsychological approach to brain-behaviour relationships and cognitive processes; the cognitive and behavioural consequences of brain damage and models of cognitive rehabilitation.
BACH2143 Counselling &Behaviour Management for CD

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Steven Cumming Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hrs lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial Assessment: counselling class paper (30%), behaviour management assignment (30%), final exam (40%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Students will acquire skills and knowledge of basic and advanced counselling, psychotherapeutic and behaviour management skills as they are used by students and professionals in health sciences working with individuals with communication disorders.
Textbooks
There is no prescribed text for this unit. Students will be given collections of recent publications on relevant topics.
CSCD3090 Audiology 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Yetta Abrahams Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, Weeks 1-13 1x1-hr practical/week, including practicals with children and adults, Weeks 5-11 Prerequisites: BIOS1165 Assessment: Practical assessment ((40%) barrier task), journal article presentation ((30%) barrier task), written journal article ((30%) barrier task) and attendance and participation ((0%) barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Coordinator before enrolling in this unit of study if they do not have a current National Police Certificate or are a prohibited person under the NSW Working with Children Act (2001)
Introduction to complex audiological assessment and intervention techniques for hearing impaired adults and children. This unit of study may be undertaken as an elective unit with the permission of the program coordinator.
CSCD3091 Fieldwork

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Lyndal Sheepway Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1-hr lecture/week weeks 1, 2, 5, 9 and 12 Fieldworkd 9am-5pm Monday-Friday minimum 12 hours over 6 weeks Prerequisites: CSCD1032, CSCD1034 Assessment: pass/fail (100%), 4 worksheets (0% barrier task), required paperwork (0% barrier task), interaction analysis 500 wd (0% barrier task), online activities (0% barrier task) and CPR Certificate (0% barrier task) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Student must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at Fieldwork orientation is compulsory. Students must advise the Speech Pathology Clinical Coordinator before enrolling in this unit of study if they do not have a current National Police Certificate or are a prohibited person under the NSW Working with Children Act (2001)
Students conduct observations and prescribed activities in a preschool, long day care centre or kindergarten with children between 1 and 6 years as well as professional interactions with staff. Students will acquire knowledge of the functions and routines in an early educational setting, develop professional communication skills and confidence in working with other professionals, understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings, develop skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool age children, and relate observations to relevant theory and research.
Textbooks
Fieldwork Handbook (available on eLearning)
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Notes
1. Electives may be chosen from units of study available throughout the University, subject to approval, availability and minimum enrolment. A list of electives available in the Faculty of Health Sciences is included in Faculty Electives chapter of the handbook.
2. A list of available BHlthSci Senior units of study can be found in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Pass) table.