Information Package / Course Catalogue
Special Senses
Course Code: VFZ526
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 1
Prt.: 0
Credit: 1
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

Understanding the physiological mechanisms of special senses

Course Content

Vision, hearing, taste and smell

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To learn about the types of specialized receptor about special senses
2.To have knowledge about the formation of potentials i the sensory receptors
3.To learn mechanism of the occurrence of impuls in retinal, cochleal sensory receptors
4.To have knowledge about impuls transmission in special senses and its interpretation in the central nervous system alert
5.To have knowledge about formation of vision, hearing and balance
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Eye physiology
Week 2 - Theoretical
Photoreceptors in retina
Week 3 - Theoretical
Receptor potential and formation of the image
Week 4 - Theoretical
Mechanism of the information processes in the retina
Week 5 - Theoretical
Accomodation
Week 6 - Theoretical
Color vision
Week 7 - Theoretical
Vision in dark
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
Electrophysiology of the cochlea
Week 10 - Theoretical
The vestibular organ
Week 11 - Theoretical
Vestibular reflexes
Week 12 - Theoretical
Sacculus and utriculus
Week 13 - Theoretical
Smell and touch
Week 15 - Theoretical
Presentations
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%38
Final Examination1%60
Quiz2%1
Term Assignment1%1
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141128
Assignment2216
Term Project1617
Quiz2013
Midterm Examination1112
Final Examination1314
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)50
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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