|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
1. To introduce the student to the major physiological systems of the body.
2. To demonstrate the integrative nature and interdependence of physiological systems.
3. To assist the student in understanding the physiological mechanisms relating specifically to speech and hearing.
4.To provide the student with core knowledge essential for understanding clinical concepts relating to speech and language disorders that will be encountered later in the course and by a practising speech and language therapist.
This module contributes to a degree qualification in BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences leading to a vocational qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.
A summary of the lecture topics covered in the course is as follows
Organisation of the course
Concepts of Physiology
Physiology as it relates to speech
CCM The cell membrane
The cell membrane
Body fluid compartments
CVS Cardiovascular system
Functional elements of the cardiovascular system
Mechanical activity of the heart
Control of the cardiovascular system
Circulation and the brain
Resp Respiratory system
Functional elements of the respiratory system
Lung volumes and ventilation
Pulmonary gas exchange and ventilation perfusion relationships
Chemical and neural control of breathing
ET Excitable tissues
Excitation contraction coupling
NS Nervous system
Receptors and receptive fields
Touch, pain and temperature
Neurophysiology of speech perception
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||58:00||58:00||0:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||22:00||N/A|
Lectures provide basic mode for gaining knowledge and understanding.
Self study to consolidate learning and understanding of lecture material.
Preparation of a formative essay will prepare students for style of questions in the examination.
Seminar to troubleshoot learning difficulties and support revision.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Final Examination: Test of Physiological knowledge acquired during the course.
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