SLP 445 Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 3 credit

Anatomy, early development, and function of the central and peripheral nervous system will be covered in this course. There will be a focus on neurological structures important to communication which will form the basis of communication disorders encountered in a medical environment. Also covered will be information concerning the role of the speech-language pathologist in management of tracheostomy, ventilator dependent patients, and options to improve voice following laryngectomy.