Anatomy and Physiology

Subject ANAT90011 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 60 hours
Prerequisites: None
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website :


Dr Adam Vogel


Academic coordinator:
Dr Adam Vogel

Administrative coordinator:
Annie Cruse

Subject Overview: This subject provides lectures in human structure and function for communication. An introduction to the auditory, respiratory, laryngeal and swallowing systems is provided. Students attend a laboratory for a guided observation and anatomical dissection class.

On completion of this subject students should show:

  • understanding of the structure and function of the following human body systems; hearing, balance, respiration, larynx, speech articulators, digestion and swallowing
  • understanding of the structure and function of the human brain for sound perception, speech, language and swallowing
  • understanding how disorders of the brain affect motor speech patterns, and receptive and expressive language
  • understanding underlying reasons for disorders of swallowing

1. Two multiple choice tests that will take place in class:

  • Multiple Choice Test 1 following Lecture 5 consisting of 20 questions – 10%
  • Multiple Choice Test 2 following Lecture 10 consisting of 20 questions – 10%

2. Report on attendance at Practical (Wet Labs Excursion) submitted two weeks after excursion – 10%

3. A two hour written examination at the end of the semester – 70%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should show:

  • an ability to evaluate and synthesise information in a flexible manner
  • a capacity to articulate their knowledge in both oral and written formats
Related Course(s): Master of Speech Pathology

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