Development of Perception throughout the Lifespan

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Development of Perception throughout the Lifespan

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will involve a study of the capability, development and decline of the main sensory systems throughout the lifespan. The course will begin with a review of sensory and perceptual development in utero and the consequences of the rapid cortical development within the first years of life on visual, tactile and auditory perception. The effects of sensory impairment on perceptual development in the intact senses will also be discussed. Whilst the course will also focus on normal perception in adulthood, particular emphasis will be placed on the effects of ageing on sensory and perceptual capabilities.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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