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BM1052 - Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject builds on the content introduced in BM1051 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 1. This subject will comprise a detailed study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, with particular emphasis on the role of the central and peripheral nervous systems in speech and language. Students will be given the opportunity to develop an integrated understanding of the human body with practical sessions, including the study of prosected human specimens, models, images and medical imaging, to facilitate the integration of material and the correlation to practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • To identify and describe the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems;
  • To discuss the embryology of the nervous system and how it relates to adult structure of the spinal cord, cerebrum, diencephalon and brainstem;
  • To identify and describe the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the motor, sensory and autonomic nervous systems;
  • To describe the position of the cranial nerve nuclei and the paths taken by ascending and descending nerve tracts;
  • To critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to a human bioscience discipline.
BM1032 BM1042 BM1062 BM1072 MH1061 MH1062


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Monika Zimanyi
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Haleagrahara Nagaraja.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - 3 hours lecture/week
  • 13 hours tutorials - 1 hour tutorial/week
  • 26 hours practicals - 2 hours practical/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.