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.
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 and Leonard R, Understanding Voice Problems: A Physiological Perspective for Diagnosis and Treatment (4th ed) Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore (2011)
This unit of study is a prerequisite for CSCD5031 and CSCD5032 and CSCD5033.
Anatomy of the head and neck, thorax and respiratory system.