Speech Pathology IIIB

Course code SPTH3020Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

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.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

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. Demonstrate competence in therapy techniques for voice disorders.
7. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management for voice disorders.
ContentClassification of voice disorders

Physiology for phonation and respiration

Acoustic aspects of voice production

Diagnostic evaluation

Assessment and management of:
Psychogenic voice disorders
Functional voice disorders
Organic voice disorders
Spasmodic dysphonia
The professional voice

Laryngeal cancer: etiology, classification, management, prognosis

Management options: education, oesophageal voice, speech aids,

surgical restoration

TEP: speech retraining and trouble-shooting
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeAssumed knowlege - SPTH3110, HUBS1102
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal2 hrs, Short answer written examination, 40%
Other: (please specify)Ungraded clinical requirements: Clinical observation visits.
Presentations - Individual15-20 minutes 15% Demonstration of competence in voice therapy. This assessment item must be passed in order to pass the course.
ReportsReport 1 - 2,500 words 35%

Report 2 - 1,000 words 10% Demonstration of competence in perceptual evaluation of voice disorders. This assessment item must be passed in order to pass the course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 4 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and associated combined degree programs.