Neuroscience and Head and Neck Anatomy

Course code HUBS1107Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:

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.
Content1. 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
Replacing Course(s)HUBS1102 - Anatomy for Speech Pathology 10 units
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid semester examination
Course Learning Objectives: 1,2,3 and
Practical laboratory examination.
Course Learning Objectives: 1,2,3,4,5
Examination: FormalEnd of semester.
Course Learning Objectives: 1,2,3,4,5
Contact HoursWorkshop: for .5 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS1107