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

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 departments and faculties page .

All SPSC113 Occurrences

  • SPSC113-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021