Communication Sciences and Disorders 301
COSD 301: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech-Language-Hearing Mechanism
Credit Hours: (3)
Study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech/language/hearing mechanism.
Detailed Description of the Content of the Course
The major topics covered in this course are basic knowledge necessary for practicing speech-language pathologists and audiologists. These topics, and the order in which they are presented, are common to all basic textbooks in speech/language/hearing anatomy.
The following topics are covered in the course:
- Basic concepts in speech/language/hearing anatomy
- Introduction to the neurological bases of speech/language/hearing
- Respiration: anatomy and fundamental physiologic concepts
- Phonation: anatomy and fundamental physiologic concepts
- Resonation: anatomy and fundamental physiologic concepts
- Articulation: anatomy and fundamental physiologic concepts
- Audition: anatomy and fundamental physiologic concepts
- Swallowing: anatomy and fundamental physiologic concepts
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
This course emphasizes mastery of the basic anatomy and physiology of the speech/language/hearing mechanism and the interrelationships of these structures and their functions. Class time will include both lecture and demonstration
through the use of models, web based resources, and other multimedia techniques. Students are expected to complete substantial guided readings outside of class so that they are able to understand lecture materials and learn to relate concepts, rather than just memorize them. Current technology used to study the structure and function of the speech-language-hearing mechanism is also introduced.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
1. Students will identify location and function of structures necessary for the speech-language-hearing process.
2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of structural and fundamental physiological interrelationships required for the speech-language-hearing process.
Assessment methods may include quizzes and/or short unit tests. Tests may include both objective and short-answer essay questions designed to assess the student’s ability to understand anatomical relationships. Tests may also include labeling of diagrams or models to assess knowledge of basic structures and their functions.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
January 2006 Reviewed and Approved Dr. Kenneth Cox, Chair