The anatomy of speech and swallow is examined in detail. Students will develop an appreciation of how the relevant body systems (chest, lungs, heart, abdomen, neck, cranial cavity, cranial nerves, etc.) contribute to the speech, swallowing, and breathing mechanisms. This is achieved through an integrated didactic and laboratory experience. Students use cadaver dissection to reinforce concepts and help them gain a three dimensional understanding of the interplay of processes resulting in normal as well as abnormal function.
Prerequisites: Articulatory Physiology & Clinical Phonetics.