Neuroscience and Head and Neck Anatomy

Description

This course aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the structures that are involved in the production of speech. The course focuses on the anatomy, design and function of structures in the head, neck and thorax as they pertain to speech pathology. The course also includes the neural basis of sound production.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and apply anatomical terminology when describing the anatomy of the head and neck regions.

2. Identify major musculoskeletal elements of the skull; face; cervical and thoracic regions of the vertebral column; nasal cavity; oral cavity; pharynx and larynx.

3. Describe the structure and function of the musculoskeletal elements of the skull; face; cervical and thoracic regions of the vertebral column; nasal cavity; oral cavity; pharynx and larynx.

4. Describe the structure and function of the brain, spinal cord, neural pathways and cranial nerves.

5. Apply the knowledge gained in this course to describe the anatomical and neural mechanisms involved in respiration; swallowing; speech and hearing.

Content

  1. How to study anatomy
  2. Skull and facial bones
  3. Development of the Face
  4. Facial muscles
  5. Submandibular region
  6. Infratemporal Region
  7. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
  8. Ear and temporal bone
  9. Histology of the ear
  10. Nose and sinuses
  11. Oral cavity, Palate
  12. Pharynx and Larynx
  13. Neck
  14. Thorax and respiration
  15. Vasculature of head and neck
  16. Meninges of Brain
  17. Spinal cord/Cranial Nerves
  18. Brain Structure
  19. Ascending and descending pathways

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Laboratory examination

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Laboratory examination will be held week 13

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Laboratory examination will be held week 13 Students will be required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort (including assessment) for this 10 unit course for the semester.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 0.5 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Laboratory examination will be held week 13 Students will be required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort (including assessment) for this 10 unit course for the semester.