Sensory Systems and Physiological Functioning
|Course code EDUC6066||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty 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 http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courese/current.php
Available in 2015
|Objectives||Upon 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.
|Content||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.
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6066|