Courses taught in the program:
1. Course No: RHS 247 Level IV Credit: 2 + 1 = 3
Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech &
Course Description: Study of the structure, function and processes of the human mechanism by which speech sounds are produced and received.
Week 1 Introduction & Definitions, anatomical positions and planes. Cells, tissues- types, joints, organs and systems.
Week 2 The hearing mechanism. Ear- outer, middle ear structures.
Week 3 Structures of the inner ear and the central auditory pathway.
Week 4 Physiology of hearing. Transformer action of the middle ear and other functions.
Week 5 Perception of sound, inner ear physiology and the role of central mechanism.
Week 6 Mid term exam I
Week 7 Speech mechanism- Breathing mechanism.
Week 8 Muscles of breathing and respiratory physiology. Terminologies.
Week 9 The phonatory mechanism. Framework of the Larynx.
Week 10 Intrinsic and extrinsic membranes of the larynx, vocal folds and ventricular folds.
Week 11 Muscles of larynx, intrinsic and extrinsic muscles and theories of phonation.
Week 12 Mid term exam II
Week 13 The articulatory mechanism, orofacial structures, facial skeleton, maxillae, mandible, palate, tonsils, tongue, teeth and pharynx.
Week 14 Muscles of articulation; muscles of face, tongue and pharynx.
Week 15 Revision.
Readings: Speech and Hearing Science Anatomy and Physiology, Zemlin,W.R. Prentice Hall, Inc, Englewood cliffs, New Jersey.