SL3005 - Voice Impairment
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc
Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology,
Speech Pathology IHCAP Program and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours Programs.
Students will acquire knowledge and skills in assessment, diagnosis and management
of voice disorders and laryngectomy management. Specifically students will understand:
the nature of voice disorders; the effects of these disorders on the ability to perform
daily activities; the social and vocational restrictions that are often associated
with these voice disorders and the role of the speech pathologist in minimising the
occurrence and severity of voice disorders.
- students will understand the perceptual, acoustic and physiological features of normal
and abnormal voice production and understand the core aetiologies of voice disorders
and the appropriate diagnostic and evaluation procedures to be used;
- students will be competent to conduct a case history with a client with a voice disorder
and have basic understanding of symptomatic, medical and psychosocial rehabilitation
approaches for psychogenic, functional, structural and neurogenic vocal pathologies;
- students will be familiar with the speech pathologist's role in pre and post-operative
counselling and speech rehabilitation (including oesphageal speech, tracheo-oesophageal
puncture speech and artificial larynx training procedures) for patients requiring
- students will develop basic skills in the perceptual analysis of voice, will be aware
of the uses of instrumentation to evaluate voice and will be competent with basic
instrumental assessment techniques, such as CSL.
- The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
- The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments,
and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
- The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and
professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
- The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self
- The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion
and political persuasion;
- The ability to work individually and independently;
- The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
||HS2402 AND HS2403 AND RH2002 AND SL2001 AND SL2003 AND SL2004
Study Period 1
|Census Date 24-Mar-2011
||Ms Louise Brown.
- 26 hours lectures
- 26 hours workshops/Seminars
- 26 hours professional experience
||end of semester exam (30%); other exams (20%); assignments (50%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students will be required to reach a passing standard in all 3 assessment components.
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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