Courses - Faculty of Science


Speech Science

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

SPCHSCI 701
15 Points

Dysphagia for Speech Language Therapists

Assessment, analysis and intervention for children and adults with dysphagia. This is a fully online course for qualified Speech-language Therapists.

Restriction: SPCHSCI 721

SPCHSCI 711
15 Points

Introduction to Communication in Children and Adults

Communication development and disorders. Normal communication development across the lifespan, in the context of total child development, of major changes in expectations such as school and literacy, and of variations such as cultural differences and multilingualism. Applications of these concepts in an introduction to the assessment and management of communication disorders in children and of acquired disorders in adults.

SPCHSCI 712
15 Points

Linguistics for Speech Language Therapy

The study of articulatory phonetics, phonemic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet, and the relationship between phonetics and phonology. Additional language analysis covering morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

SPCHSCI 713
15 Points

Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Language Therapy

Anatomy and physiology of speech, language and hearing, including the respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, auditory and peripheral and central nervous systems underlying spoken communication. Application of this knowledge is through manipulation of human models and supported computer laboratories.

SPCHSCI 714
15 Points

Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 1

Clinical observation under supervisor guidance in a variety of settings, establishing links between theory and practice. This course is supported by weekly tutorial sessions.

SPCHSCI 721
15 Points

Dysphagia

Assessment and management of dysphagia (adult and paediatrics). Critical evaluation and synthesis of knowledge are presented in a substantial individual report.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 713

Restriction: SPCHSCI 701

SPCHSCI 722
15 Points

Communication Difficulties in Children

The nature of speech and language delay and disorder in children. Introduces a range of disorders focussing on: general language impairment, specific language impairment (SLI) and phonological disorders in children through pre-school and primary school ages, and language disorders in adolescence. Assessment and intervention in phonology, articulation, and all aspects of language, incorporating principles of inclusion and diversity and evidence-based practices.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 711

SPCHSCI 723
15 Points

Communication Disorders in Adults

This course examines theoretical, research and clinical issues in the field of acquired neurogenic communication disorders. It builds on existing knowledge and presents the process of assessment, differential diagnosis, intervention procedures and treatment specifically designed for these conditions. Skills are developed in analysing client-specific approaches, therapeutic programmes and incorporating measures of efficacy into therapy plans.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 713

SPCHSCI 724
15 Points

Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 2

Clinical observation and practice in a variety of settings, enabling students to work with clients under supervision. This course is supported by weekly tutorials.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 714

SPCHSCI 733
15 Points

Audiology for Speech Language Therapy

Study of types of hearing impairment, pathologies of the hearing mechanism, tests and clinical procedures used in audiological evaluations and hearing instrumentation.

Restriction: SPCHSCI 732

SPCHSCI 734
15 Points

Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 3

Clinical practice in a variety of settings with students taking responsibility for the assessment and management of cases with supervisor guidance. The management plan and decision-making process for the client and their family are outlined and the project outcomes after analysis are presented, in a substantial report. Weekly tutorials support the course.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 724

SPCHSCI 736
15 Points

Topics in Communication Disorders in Adults

Advanced study of speech-language therapy (SLT) in adult populations including working with Māori, bilingualism, progressive conditions, palliative care, lifelong disability and ageing effects on audition and language. It includes highly specialised theoretical and clinical approaches which underpin the content, with implications for SLT practice in the New Zealand context being the predominant focus. Involves an individual management plan for a client resulting in a substantial individual report.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 723

Restriction: SPCHSCI 741

SPCHSCI 743
15 Points

Advanced Study of Speech and Language Therapy in Children

Develops depth in specific areas of difficulty including language disorders in adolescents, pre-verbal stages, and working with disabilities, particularly intellectual and physical disability and autism spectrum disorder. Develops best practice in cultural and linguistic diversity. Consolidates and extends knowledge of evidence-based practice in child speech and language. Involves individual critical evaluation and synthesis of knowledge and concepts which are then presented in substantial reports.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 722

Restriction: SPCHSCI 732

SPCHSCI 744
15 Points

Speech Language Therapy Clinical Practicum 4

Clinical practice in a variety of settings with the student demonstrating independent practice and problem solving skills. Involves an individual e-portfolio which includes management session plans with clients as well as peer and supervisor feedback. Supervisory guidance will be given and the course will be supported by weekly tutorials.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 734

SPCHSCI 746
15 Points

Voice and Fluency

Voice - study of the voice and the assessment and management of voice disorders (adult and paediatrics). Fluency - assessment and management of dysfluency disorders (adult and paediatrics). Critical evaluation and synthesis of knowledge are presented in substantial individual case reports.

Prerequisite: SPCHSCI 713, 733

Restriction: SPCHSCI 731

SPCHSCI 751
15 Points

Special Topic

SPCHSCI 752
15 Points

Research Project

SPCHSCI 753
15 Points

Special Topic

SPCHSCI 754
15 Points

Special Topic

SPCHSCI 790
30 Points

SPCHSCI 790A
15 Points

SPCHSCI 790B
15 Points

Research Project

Restriction: SPCHSCI 735, 742, 745

To complete this course students must enrol in SPCHSCI 790 A and B, or SPCHSCI 790

SPCHSCI 796A
60 Points

SPCHSCI 796B
60 Points

MSc Thesis in Speech Science

To complete this course students must enrol in SPCHSCI 796 A and B

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