Purpose: As a medical professional you will encounter various d

Purpose:
As a medical professional you will encounter various different types of pathologies. Understanding the physiology underlying different medical conditions will enable you to best meet the medical needs of a patient. The following discussion prompt challenges you to apply your knowledge of physiology in a medical situation.
From this discussion students will gain skills which aid in:
Demonstrate knowledge of the structural organization of the eye and ear
Relate the structure of the eye and ear to their functionality
Demonstrate knowledge of the structural organization of the taste buds and olfactory system
Relate the structure of the taste buds and olfactory system to their functionality
Assignment:
The human body has specialized anatomical structures which are responsible for the detection and transduction of the stimuli associated with the special senses. Your task is to choose a pathology associated with your assigned special sense and:
Describe the structures and their functionality related to the special sense
Describe the physiology related to the pathology of the special sense
Identify any diagnostic methods and treatments of the pathology
Last names beginning:
Last Names A-H: group choose a pathology associated with vision