SPSC113-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Introduction to Communication Disorders

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


(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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
19 Jul - 29 Aug
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
13 Sep - 17 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
9 Aug - 15 Aug

Course Coordinators

Toby Macrae and Doreen Hansmann

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $979.00

International fee $4,938.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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 SPSC113 Occurrences

  • SPSC113-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021