Anatomy, distilled down to its most basic components, is the study of form and function. It is an intuitive science, easily explored and dissected into neat interconnected systems that function together to maintain homeostasis. Just as these systems are dependent on each other, so too is it important to recognize that anatomy is not a subject in and of itself. In order to truly understand the way the body works, students must have a strong grasp of physics and chemistry.
This is especially true of sensory organs like the eye and the ear. The form and function of these two structures are highly dependent on their ability to capture environmental stimuli and convert them into signals that the body can interpret. As such, a failure to understand the form of these signals leads to a fundamental lack of understanding of how these structures work. A strong understanding of physical science is especially important for understanding what happens when these structures malfunction.