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.
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., and Drumright, D.G. (2010). Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Language and Hearing (4th Ed).Thomson
The unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5023 and CSCD5025