HIS-120 Anatomy and Physiology of Auditory and Speech Systems
Contact Hours: Lec 3 Lab 0 Practicum 0
This course provides a detailed coverage of the anatomy and physiology of the normal outer, middle, and inner ears, including the balance (vestibular) system. Basic concepts relating to the peripheral and central nervous systems are also included, so that the roles of the auditory or VIII cranial nerve and central auditory nervous systems can be appreciated. The various pathologies of the abnormal ear and vestibular system, as they relate to those of the normal ear, will also be introduced in this course. More specific coverage of ear pathology is to be found in HIS 125 Hearing and Auditory Disorders. Successful completion of this course relies heavily on absorbing concepts; course delivery consists of classroom lectures.