Hearing and Speech Descriptions

1000-level units of study

BIOS1163 Speech Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Ritchie Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1hr lectures/week, 2hr practical:tutorials/week Assessment: Mid semester exam (30%), worksheet (5%), end semester exam (65%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 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.
Students enrolled in Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) attend all BIOS1163 classes at the Cumberland Campus (ND-LC).
Students enrolled in the Hearing and Speech major or minor attend all BIOS1163 classes at the Camperdown Campus (ND-CC).
Textbooks
JA Seikel: Anatomy and Physiology for speech, language and hearing 4th Edition
CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Greg Flannery Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hr lectures/wk, tutorials weeks 1-13 Assessment: Transcription exam 1 barrier task 25% transcription exam 2 barrier task ( 25%), final exam ( 50%), 1x1hr research participation (0%) Practical field work: Participation in practical learning Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 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 and CSCD2068 Speech Sound Disorders
Students will explore the nature of language: introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and orthographic systems, , with a clinical focus. 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., Rodman, R., Hyams, Amberber, M., Cox, F., Thornton, R. (2015). An Introduction to Language (Australia and New Zealand 8th edition) Thomson Educational, Victoria. Hand, L (2005) Grammar Handbook available on campus; Rosenthal, J Phonetics Handbook available on campus

2000-level units of study

BIOS2166 Neuroscience of Hearing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damian Holsinger Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr lectures and 1x2hr prac/wk Prerequisites: BIOS1163 Prohibitions: (BIOS1165 and BIOS1166) Assessment: weekly quiz (5%), two mid semester exams in week 5 (15%) and in week 9: (30%) and end semester exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on the neuroscience of hearing. The aim is to provide an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism beginning with the fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models. The physiological component of the unit will cover topics such as the generation of a nerve impulse, basic mechanisms of reflexes and the function of the somatosensory system. Students will also be introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the brain stem and cranial nerves as well as the autonomic nervous system. The second half of the course will focus on hearing mechanisms and diseases associated with the ear, nose and throat. Case studies aimed at identifying simple neural problems associated with sensory and motor systems are specifically designed for students undertaking professional preparation degrees. Practical class attendance for this unit is compulsory.
Textbooks
A.R. Crossman and D. Neary: Neuroanatomy: An Illustrated Colour Text, 5th Edition Churchill Livingstone, 2014.
CSCD2070 Human Communication Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial Prohibitions: CSCD1032 Assumed knowledge: CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics or equivalent Assessment: 30% in class presentation (in small groups of 3-4 students) due week 7 40% child observation report (in pairs) due week 13 30% final exam (individual) in weeks 15-16 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Human Communication Development includes knowledge and skills related to 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 pre-linguistic communication development in infants through to aging processes affecting adult language; the significance of context and function in the development of language; the universality of communication development, and the effect of gender and culture in communication development. Students will learn relevant theories and knowledge regarding the development of communication including phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics and non-verbal communication and be introduced to literacy. This unit prepares students to undertake observation and analysis of communication skills and uses cases to apply knowledge across the lifespan. Students will also begin accumulating knowledge about professional communication skills needed by health professionals to work with clients, carers and colleagues with practical application including small group assessment tasks.
Textbooks
McLeod, S. and McCormack, J. (Eds.). (2015). Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
CSCD2071 Audiology 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial Prerequisites: BIOS2166 OR ANAT2010 Assumed knowledge: Anatomy and neurology of the auditory system Assessment: case based assignment (25%), practical hearing assessment and report (35%) final exam (40%) Practical field work: 1 hour clinical observation every 3 weeks Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD3XXX Audiology 2
The unit will introduce the different types of hearing loss, basic audiological tests, and clinical procedures for evaluating hearing in children and adults. Students will learn to interpret audiological results and make conclusions about the severity, type, and configuration of the hearing impairment. This will promote an understanding of how the anatomy and physiology of the ear and cortex function, and how to assess the structures of the auditory system to diagnose different hearing related conditions.
Textbooks
Applied Anatomy and physiology for speech pathology and audiology. Jane, T.(2011). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear. Katz, J. Handbook of Clinical Audiology.Lippincott William and Wilkins. 7th Edition 2014.

3000-level units of study

The following units of study will be available from 2020
BIOS3XX1 Neuroscience for Hearing and Speech;
CSCD30X1 Cognitive Neuropsychology
CSCD 3XXX Audiology 2