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BM1052 - Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

This subject builds on the content introduced in BM1051 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 1. This subject will comprise a detailed study of the gross anatomy of the head and neck. Students will also study the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, with particular emphasis on the control of muscles, speech, language and hearing. Students will be given the opportunity to develop an integrated understanding of the human body through practical sessions, including the study of human cadaveric material, and functional and clinical case-studies to facilitate the integration of material and the correlation to practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • to gain a detailed understanding of the musculoskeletal anatomy of the head and neck;
  • to further develop an understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system;
  • to provide a basis for subsequent applied studies requiring a knowlecge of human anatomy and physiology.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
BM1032 AND BM1042 AND BM1062


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Dr Monika Zimanyi
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.