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Module code:HCSCGS17(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Language and Hearing
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Yoshiyuki Yamamoto
Organiser's location:Ear Institute
Available for students in Year(s):1,2,
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:This module introduces students to the basic structure and function of human organs and systems that play an important role in spoken communication and swallowing. It has links with HCSCGS12 (Developmental Speech, Language & Communication Difficulties), HCSCGS14 (Phonetics & Phonology), HCSCGS16 (Introduction to Speech, Hearing & Audiology), HCSCGS22 (Management of Acquired Communication Difficulties) and HCSCGS23 (Disorders of Vocal Tract: Structure & Function). 
Module aims: - To provide students with essential knowledge of the structure and physiological function of those parts of the human body relevant to the study of speech and language sciences. - To develop awareness of the need for a solid grasp of the basic anatomy and physiology of the human communication system as a basis for understanding the nature and implications of their breakdown in disease. - To provide sufficient background knowledge that students can understand the underlying pathology of the various conditions that result in speech and language disorders, and can discuss their clients with medical colleagues. 
Module objectives:By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: - the key characteristics of the basic types of tissue that make up the human body - the component parts of a cell, the roles of DNA and RNA in production of proteins, and the mechanisms by which a cell regulates protein production - the basic structure and function of nerve and muscle cells, including generation and propagation of action potentials, synaptic transmission and the mechanisms of muscle contraction - the anatomical structures and spaces in the thorax and how they are organised - the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and its support of speech - the muscles and cartilages of the larynx and their roles in voice production - the anatomical structures, bones and spaces in the cranium, pharynx, nasal and oral cavities and how they develop, move and relate to one another - the structure and functions of the different parts of the ear, and the development and neural mechanisms of hearing - the overall structure and constituent parts of the nervous system and how the nervous system controls anatomical structures and physiologic events in spoken communication,swallowing and hearing - the basic anatomy of the blood supply to the brain, and how it relates to the effects of stroke the embryonic development of structures involved in speech, swallowing and hearing, and how abnormal development leads to disorders seen by a speech and language therapist.  
Key skills provided by module:By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate that they can: - identify in models, specimens and diagrams the components of the organs and systems related to speech, language and hearing - explain to clients the basic functioning of the systems and organs relevant to speech production, swallowing and hearing - use resources to obtain further information as required for individual clients.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Departmental test (30 minutes) 25.00%.
Unseen one and a half hour written examination 75.00%. 
Notes:Assessment is in the process of being revised to one 30-minute progress test at the end of the first term (25%) and one 90-minute written examination at the end of the module (75%). 
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Last updated:2014-04-24 14:12:29 by ucjtat3