University of Technology Sydney

96116 Fundamentals in Speech Pathology

6cp; 4hpw (1 x 2hrs: workshop, 1 x 2hrs: lecture)
Requisite(s): 96115c Evidence-based Practice in Speech Pathology AND 96117c Speech Sound Disorders in Children AND 96118c Language Disorders in Children
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Students learn the fundamentals of speech pathology, informing assessment of and intervention for communication and swallowing for children and adults. They gain knowledge in the anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of the human body affecting cognition, communication, and swallowing. They also develop knowledge and skills in clinical linguistics and phonetics and apply these in relation to simulated cases. Lectures are complemented by supportive practical activities, as the development of practical skills and their application are a major part of the subject. This subject provides an essential introduction to and practice of the foundation skills needed in all other subjects in the Master of Speech Pathology (C04386).

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Autumn session, City campus

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