CMDS162-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Neuroscience of Swallowing and Communication

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


The overall aim of the course is to provide students with a foundational knowledge of human neurosciences in order that they can understand: the literature in neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders, the rationale for the tasks in the neurological examination, and the underlying basis of neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 A5 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Catherine Theys


Required Texts

Bhatnagar, Subhash Chandra; Neuroscience for the study of communicative disorders; 4th ed; Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $930.00

International fee $4,363.00

* 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 Department of Communication Disorders.

All CMDS162 Occurrences

  • CMDS162-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018