Example Course Module Outline and Learning Objectives

Human Physiology of Driving

  1. Reactions: stimulus, processing, response.
    1. Basic vs. complex reactions.
    2. Stimulus.
      1. Basic structure and function of neurons.
      2. Physiology of vision.
        1. Ocular function.
        2. Visual cortex.
        3. Basic mental processing of visual stimuli.
      3. Physiology of auditory system to include vestibular complex.
    3. Processing.
      1. Basic theory of human thought.
      2. Neurophysiology of habits.
      3. Balance and coordinated movements.
      4. Impact of global mental state (confidence, fear, happiness, uncertainty, etc.)
      5. Conscious vs. subconscious.
    4. Response.
      1. Basic neuromuscular physiology.
        1. Muscle contraction.
        2. Recruitment.
        3. Muscle energy consumption (aerobic vs. anaerobic).
        4. Fatigue.
        5. Impact of global mental state.
      2. Theories of muscular training and adaptation.
        1. Aerobic vs. anaerobic.
        2. Action specific training.
        3. Stimulus, adaptation, and recovery.
        4. Periodization.
  2. Application of physiology to driving.
    1. Stimulus.
      1. Visual vs. vestibular.
      2. Maximizing the input sensitivity.
        1. Application of visual geometry in real space.
    2. Processing.
      1. Directed practice.
      2. Conscious to subconscious.
      3. Effects of global mental state.
    3. Response.
      1. Application of training methodologies.
      2. Creating a personalized training plan.
      3. Techniques for successful implementation of a plan in the real world.