Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: PG Certificate in Sensory Science students and stand alone CPD industry delegates. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: Second class degree (at least a 2:2) OR relevant industrial experience. Attendance on D24SS1 prior to this course is desirable.
Summary of Content: Biological basis of sensory receptors, psychophysical laws and sensory testing, threshold measurement, d’ and Rindex measures. Temporal measures e.g. TI and TDS. Rapid descriptive methods e.g napping, flash profiling. Understanding multimodal perception.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||4 weeks||2 per week||5 hours|
|Practical||1 weeks||2 per week||4 hours|
|Workshop||1 weeks||2 per week||7 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||1 x 2000 word essay.|
Dr R Ford
Education Aims: The aim of this module in review the fundamental background to all aspects of human sensory perception
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: • Identify and critically discuss key themes within the arena of physiology, psychophysics and multimodal perception in relation to their current position/industry • Collect, integrate, interpret and critically evaluate evidence from the literature within an area related to physiology, psychophysics and multimodal perception • Construct a report communicating their evaluation of a chosen topic area clearly and concisely in written form.
Offering School: Biosciences
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