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.
Availability2022 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2022
On successful completion of the 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.
- How to study anatomy
- Skull and facial bones
- Development of the Face
- Facial muscles
- Submandibular region
- Infratemporal Region
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
- Ear and temporal bone
- Histology of the ear
- Nose and sinuses
- Oral cavity, Palate
- Pharynx and Larynx
- Thorax and respiration
- Vasculature of head and neck
- Meninges of Brain
- Spinal cord/Cranial Nerves
- Brain Structure
- Ascending and descending pathways
In Term Test: Mid Semester Theory Examination *
In Term Test: Identification Examination *
Formal Examination: Formal Examination *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- In Term Test: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks
Practical Examination will be held week 13
Online 2 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Online exam held during semester
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