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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 1064

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
172010

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

Provide students with comprehensive knowledge on both voice source and vocal tract contributions to speech production using speech sound instrumentation.

Course content

Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Brief introduction to the vocal tract, airstream mechanisms, states of the glottis; Consonants: voicing, place & manner of articulation; Vowels: vowel quadrilateral, height, front v back, lip-rounding; diphthongs & tripthongs; Broad vs. Narrow transcription and the use of simple diacritics and stress marks; Suprasegmental aspects of speech in English: Prosody; The Physics of Speech: Speech Acoustics; Acoustic Analysis (spectrogram); Develop students’ skills in objective assessment focusing on applied issues using speech science instrumentation (e.g., computerized speech lab (CSL instrumentation).

Textbook(s)

Behrman, A 2017, Speech and Voice Science, 3rd, Plural Publishing Inc.

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 1061 Introduction to Human Communication Science

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Essay 1000 words 50% -
Case study 1000 words 50% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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