SPHY102 - Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology

10 cp
Prerequisites: BIOL125 Human Biology 1
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

This unit provides students with foundational knowledge of the anatomy and physiology relating to structures of the head, neck and thorax. Such knowledge is required by speech pathologists to provide effective assessment and intervention services for communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. The unit addresses aspects of the nervous system and hearing; and the normal processes of respiration, phonation, articulation and swallowing. This unit’s exploration of how disease or dysfunction affects these anatomical processes is imperative to the development of clinical competencies in related Speech Pathology Australia Range of Practice Areas (Speech Pathology Australia’s Competency–Based Occupational Standards, 2011).