Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology
10 cp Prerequisites BIOL125 Human Biology 1 Incompatible Teaching Organisation
This unit provides students with foundational knowledge of the anatomy and physiology relating to the assessment and management of 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).