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SPE2104 Analysis of Sensorimotor Systems
Credit Points: 15
SCH1134 Human Structure and Function
SCH1143 Systems Physiology
SPE1100 Evidence-Based Practice in Speech Pathology

In this unit students will study the normal structure, function and innervation of the systems required for communication and swallowing. Students will learn to use acoustic analysis and other instruments to assess communication disorders in clients from a diverse range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Students will interpret swallowing function from videofluroscopy images. Classification of characteristic patterns of measurement associated with speech, swallowing and hearing pathologies will be conducted. Assessment results will be analysed and reports will be produced within the context of current literature and the WHO ICF framework. Issues regarding safety and care while conducting assessment procedures will be discussed.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y02Bachelor of Speech Pathology
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014