This subject provides lectures in human structure and function for communication. An introduction to the auditory, respiratory, laryngeal and swallowing systems is provided, in addition to neuroanatomy. Students attend laboratory sessions for guided observation and anatomical dissection classes, and attend lectures, workshops and/or tutorial sessions.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
Show an understanding of the structure and function of the following human body systems: hearing, balance, respiration, larynx, speech articulators, swallowing as well as an understanding of the structure and function of the human brain for sound perception, speech, language and swallowing
Begin to apply learning of anatomy and physiology to problem solving and understanding communication and swallowing function and dysfunction.
On completion of this subject students should show:
an ability to evaluate and synthesise information in a flexible manner
a capacity to articulate their knowledge in both oral and written formats