Voice across the lifespan

Description

Covers voice disorders. Voice science including perceptual and instrumental measurement and description of normal and abnormal voice is studied. The assessment and management of voice disorders in children and adults provides the main focus of study. The course includes coverage of the speech rehabilitation of the person following laryngectomy.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate awareness of etiological factors involved in impairments of voice.

2. Select and administer appropriate assessments for voice disorders.

3. Analyse and interpret findings with regard to knowledge of normal voice.

4. Identify further information and referral requirements for impairments of voice.

5. Develop comprehensive and detailed plans for intervention for voice disorders.

6. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management for voice disorders.

Content

Physiology for phonation and respiration

Acoustic aspects of voice production

Diagnostic evaluation

Classification of voice disorders in adults and children

Assessment and management of:

  • Psychogenic voice disorders
  • Functional voice disorders
  • Organic voice disorders
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Laryngeal hypersensitivity syndrome
  • The professional voice
  • Laryngeal cancer: etiology, classification, management, prognosis

Management options: education, oesophageal voice, speech aids, surgical restoration

Tracheo-Oesophageal Prosthesis (TEP): speech retraining and trouble-shooting

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology(Hons) and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed Knowledge

SPTH3001, HUBS1107, SPTH1080

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quiz

Report: Report, Written Assignment, Oral Examination

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks