Anatomy and Physiology

Subject ANAT90011 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment 60 hours

Prerequisites: None
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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 :



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 up to four laboratory sessions for guided observation and anatomical dissection classes.


On completion of this subject students should show an understanding of the structure and function of the following human body systems: hearing, balance, respiration, larynx, speech articulators, digestion and swallowing as well as an understanding of the structure and function of the human brain for sound perception, speech, language and swallowing.


Two multiple choice tests that will take place in class:

  • Multiple Choice Test 1 following Lecture 5 consisting of 20 questions – 20%
  • Multiple Choice Test 2 following Lecture 9 consisting of 20 questions – 20%

A two hour written examination at the end of the semester – 60%

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Seikel, J., King, D., Drumright, D. (2009) Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language & Hearing. 4th ed. Delmar Cengage Learning: New York NY

Bhatnagar S. Neuroscience for the Study of Communicative Disorders: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.

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
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Speech Pathology

Download PDF version.