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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
VFZ604 Physiology of Special Senses 927001 1 1 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach basic mechanisms of formation in vision, hearing, olfaction, taste and touch.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mehmet KAYA, Prof. Dr. Metin ÇENESİZ, Doç. Dr. Şule SANAL
Learning Outcomes
  1. He/she knows vision
  2. He/she knows hearing
  3. He/she knows taste
  4. He/she knows olfaction
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Guyton, A.C., Hall, J.E. (2001). Textbook of Medical Physiology. 10th ed., W.B. saunder Company.
Church, D.C. (1988). The Ruminant Animal Digestive Physiology and Nutrition. Waveland Press Inc., USA
Reece, W.O. (2009). Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals. 4th ed., Wiley-Blackwell, USA
James G. Cunningham (2002) Textbook of Veterinary Physiology. Third Edition, W. B. Saunders Company- Philedelphia, USA
Whittow, G.C. (2000). Sturkie’s Avian Physiology. Academic Press, California.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Sensory Sysyem Physiology contains of the basic mechanisms of formation in vision, hearing, olfaction, taste and touch.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.The physical principles of optic
2.The physical principles of vision and accommodation mechanism
3.Anatomy of retina and its functions
4.Central neurophysiology of vision
5.Tymphanic membrane and auditory ossicles
6.Structure and functions of cochlea
7.Central hearing mechanisms
8.Disorders of hearing
9.Midterm exam
10.Basic taste sentations
11.Taste buds and its functions
12.Formation of the sense of taste and evaluation at the brain
13.Stimılation of olfactory bulb
14.Formation of olfaction and evaluation at the brain
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study1100100
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11010