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Introduction to the Human Sensory Organs

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Human sensory organs such as the eye, ear, nose and tongue are central in the processing of sensory information from all the stimuli that bombards the body continuously. Without sensory organs we would not be able to make sense of our environment and surroundings. This free online course enables the learner to explore the functions and structure of the human sensory organs. It outlines the different special senses such as vision, hearing, balance, smell and taste, and their corresponding receptor organs such as the eye, ear, nose and tongue. It also explains the different reflexes associated with each of these senses. This free online course will be of interest to students of biology, physiology, anatomy and medicine, as well as healthcare professionals who would like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the human sensory organs.

  • After studying this course the learner will be able to: - Describe the structure and functions of the sensory organs; - List the receptor organ for each sense; - Explain the reflexes associated with the senses; - Describe the general body sense

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Introduction to the Human Sensory Organs
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • AMEDD Center and School

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 4 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SENSORY ORGANS
  • Module
    1
    The Sense of Vision
    • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to discuss the sense of vision and describe the different reflexes involved with the eyes.
    • The Sense of Vision - Learning Outcomes
    • General versus Special Senses
    • The Sense of Vision - The Retinas
    • Nervous Pathways to the Retinas
    • Focusing of the Light Rays
    • Eye Movements
    • Visual Reflexes and Lacrimal Apparatus
    • The Sense of Vision - Summary
  • Module 2: The Sense of Hearing and Balance
    • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to discuss the sense of vision and describe the general body sense.
    • The Sense of Hearing and Balance - Learning Outcomes
    • The Ear
    • Introduction to the Sense of Balance
    • The General Body Sense
    • The Sense of Hearing and Balance - Summary
  • Module 3: The Sense of Smell and Taste
    • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to discuss the sense of taste and smell and list the sensory receptors for each sense.
    • The Sense of Smell and Taste - Learning Outcomes
    • The Sense of Smell
    • The Sense of Taste
    • The Sense of Smell and Taste - Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 4: Introduction to Human Sensory Organs Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Introduction to the Human Sensory Organs - Assessment
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