Technologies and Disorders

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Inquiry question: How can technologies be used to assist people who experience disorders?

Explain a range of causes of disorders by investigating the structures and functions of the relevant organs, for example:

  • hearing loss
  • visual disorders
  • loss of kidney function

Investigate technologies that are used to assist with the effects of a disorder, including but not limited to: (ACSBL100)

  • hearing loss: cochlear implants, bone conduction implants, hearing aids
  • visual disorders: spectacles, laser surgery
  • loss of kidney function: dialysis

Evaluate the effectiveness of a technology that is used to manage and assist with the effects of a disorder (ACSBL100)

Extract from HSC Biology Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2017 Board of Studies NSW.