This unit of study will enable students to describe, analyse and apply: i) the anatomical, physiological, aerodynamic, biomechanical, acoustic, physical and perceptual principles of vocal function; ii) principles and skills in the assessment and analysis of vocal function including basic principles of acoustic speech recording and analysis; iii) the nature of voice disorders; evaluation and management of individuals with a variety of phonatory disorders; iv) different voice techniques and facilitating vocal change in the non-disordered and disordered population.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Listening exam (20%), voice assessment assignment (30%) and final video and written assignment (50%)
Colton, R.H., Casper, J.K. and Leonard, R (2011). 4th edition. Understanding Voice Problems: A Physiological Perspective for Diagnosis and Treatment. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins
CSCD1034 Linguistics and Phonetics or equivalent