SPSC666-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Voice Disorders

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


In this course, students learn the fundamentals of voice production and laryngeal pathophysiology and apply this knowledge to problem solving for voice and resonance disorders, voice therapy, and vocal measurement. Emphasis is on building competencies in the assessment and management of voice problems and a solid foundation of knowledge about the theories and methods in voice science. On the basis of novel cases, students will identify, differentiate, and describe voice disorders and critically examine methods of assessment and intervention.


Entry subject to approval by the Head of School.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Tika Ormond


Phoebe Macrae

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Colton, Raymond H. , Casper, Janina K., Leonard, Rebecca; Understanding voice problems : a physiological perspective for diagnosis and treatment ; Fourth edition; Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,158.00

* 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 .

All SPSC666 Occurrences

  • SPSC666-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023