Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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