Specialization Course in the Sciences of the Voice, Speech and Singing
General Objectives of the Course
The aims of this course include: 1. acquisition of techniques for voice evaluation, monitorization, diagnose, rehabilitation and habilitation, applied to verbal and artistic communication; 2. development of competences in signal processing, including acustic, electrolaringographic and aerodynamic; 3. application of strategies to optimize vocal performance in verbal and artistic communication.
Candidates who hold an academic degree (1st cycle or equivalent) and who present a scientific or professional school curriculum relevant to the frequency of this cycle of studies that is recognized as such by the scientific council responsible for the cycle of master studies
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site,
in addition to the information provided here.
Mode of Study
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Numberic scale, ranging from 0 (minimum) to 20 (maximum) points.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
At the end of this course, it is expected that students will be able to: 1. identity the diferent anatomical structures that constitute the phonatoty and auditory systems; 2. explain the physiology of phonation and associated hearing feedback processes; 3. make multichannel recordings of diferent types of vocal signals (audio, electrolaryngographic and aerodynamic) valid for qualitative and quantitative evaluations; 4. extract acoustical, physiological and aerodynamic parameters from voice signals, for both speaking and singing voices; 5. identify different problems with vocal signals; 4. design perceptual listening tests; 6. use different technologies to monitor voice and apply them into clinical, therapeutical and educational settings; 7. apply different strategies of voice habilitation for verbal and artistic communication; 8. know preventive strategies and their applications in different voice pathologies; 9. use therapeutical approaches in different contexts of voice use in speech and singing; 10. identify acoustical, phonatory and aerodynamic particularities during the interpretation of different types of vocal repertoires; 12. acquire competences of signal processing for audio, electrolaryngographic and aerodynamic types of signals.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette n.º 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of Non Degree Courses at the UC)