Sensory Systems and Physiological Functioning

10 Units

Provides an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of sensory systems and other human body systems.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the major human body systems.
  2. Identify the basic functions of the visual and hearing systems and their role in the development of perception and cognition.
  3. Interpret clinical and functional vision reports within the context of physiological mechanisms.
  4. Describe the role of genetics and hereditary disorders in sensory impairment and deafblindness.

Topics will include:

  1. The human body: an orientation.
  2. Introduction to human body systems and physiological functioning: skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory.
  3. Anatomy and physiology of the visual and auditory systems.
  4. Low vision and perceptual functioning.
  5. Interpretation of clinical and functional vision assessments.
  6. Hereditary and genetic disorders impacting vision and/or hearing.
  7. Sensory and multiple impairments; deafblindness.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Research Paper
  • Written Assignment: Critical Reviews
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Presentation Package
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6066

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