CMDS113-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Introduction to Communication Disorders

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


(1) To gain an understanding of typical speech, language and swallowing development and the effects of healthy ageing upon these same processes; (2) To be aware of the possible consequences of delay or disorder upon communication and swallowing function; and (3) to understand the role of a speech-language therapist in assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders.


CMDS111 and CMDS112

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 A6 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
01-P2 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 A5 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
01-P2 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 7 Sep - 11 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 009 12 Oct - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Toby Macrae

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Owens, Robert E. , Farinella, Kimberly A; Introduction to communication disorders : a lifespan evidence-based perspective; Sixth edition; Pearson, 2018.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $968.00

International fee $4,800.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

All CMDS113 Occurrences

  • CMDS113-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020