SL3005 - Voice Impairment
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology,
Speech Pathology IHCAP Program and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours Programs.
This subject will provide the theoretical foundation and professional skill base necessary
for competent practice in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment/management for organic
and functional voice impairments across the lifespan. Epidemiological and aetiological
factors will be discussed. The nature of voice disorders will be explored, including
physiological, perceptual and acoustic features. Current methods for assessment, diagnosis,
prevention and intervention will be described, demonstrated and evaluated with respect
to clinical reasoning skills and evidence-in-practice principles. The impact of voice
impairments on activity and participation, and multidisciplinary perspectives to management
will be explored.
- demonstrate understanding of laryngeal development and changes in the physiology of
voice production across the lifespan; and understanding of the core aetiologies of
- demonstrate competency in assessment, analysis and interpretation processes required
to differentially diagnose voice disorders including: conduct of a case history; description
of the perceptual, acoustic and physiologic features of normal and abnormal voice
production; application of perceptual analysis methods; and use of basic instrumental
- demonstrate understanding of management approaches (symptomatic, medical and psychosocial)
for psychogenic, functional, structural and neurogenic vocal pathologies; and clinical
reasoning required to plan management for people with voice disorders.
||HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND (SL2004 OR SL2012) AND RH2002
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Mr Roger Newman
||Dr William Steed, <Person not found>, Mr Roger Newman.
- 26 hours lectures
- 26 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (30%); quizzes or tests (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 30%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for all assessment components. Students are
required to attend a minimum of 80% of all tutorials, workshops and practical sessions.
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