Introduction to the Human Sensory Organs
Learn more about human sense organs through this online anatomy course.
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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 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 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.
Module 1: The Sense of Vision
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
Visual Reflexes and Lacrimal Apparatus
The Sense of Vision - Summary
Module 2: The Sense of Hearing and Balance
The Sense of Hearing and Balance - Learning Outcomes
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
The Sense of Smell and Taste - Learning Outcomes
The Sense of Smell
The Sense of Taste
The Sense of Smell and Taste - Summary
Module 4: Introduction to Human Sensory Organs Assessment
After studying this course you 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; - and describe the general body sense.
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