Sensory Systems and Physiological Functioning

Course code EDUC6066Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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

RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook at

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected 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.
ContentTopics 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.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch paper
Essays / Written AssignmentsCritical reviews
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesPresentation
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6066