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.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of the 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. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management for voice disorders.
Physiology for phonation and respiration
Acoustic aspects of voice production
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
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology(Hons) and associated combined degree programs.
SPTH3001, HUBS1107, SPTH1080
Report: Report, Written Assignment, Oral Examination
Formal Examination: Formal Examination - Closed book examination
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks