Fall 2021 - BPK 207 D100

Sensorimotor Control and Learning (3)

Class Number: 5795

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 9, 2021
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Daniel Marigold
    dsm7@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-3499
  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 142 or permission of instructor.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Students are introduced to basic concepts in the sensorimotor planning and control of movement. Topics include the factors and disorders affecting movement, sensory and motor physiology, sensorimotor integration, current theories of motor control, and motor learning. Taught from a behavioral and neurophysiological perspective that explores psychological influences on motor control.

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to sensorimotor control
  2. Methods for studying motor behaviour
  3. Sensory contribution to sensorimotor control
  4. Cognitive factors influencing movement
  5. Motor systems and organization of action
  6. Principles of speed and accuracy
  7. Sensorimotor control (theories, internal models)
  8. Motor learning
  9. Effects of neurological conditions on movement

 

Mode of Teaching:

Lecture: blended; Live (synchronous) Zoom classes on Tuesdays and first Friday class (Sept. 10); weekly content available on CANVAS (for asynchronous learning)

Tutorials: synchronous (live via Zoom); starting Tues. Oct. 5 or Fri. Oct. 8 (depending on tutorial slot and subject to be moved earlier by one week; details to be confirmed at beginning of term)

Midterm: synchronous (CANVAS); date: Fri. Oct. 15 (date to be confirmed at beginning of term)

Mini quizzes: synchronous (CANVAS); dates: Fri. Sept. 24, Fri. Oct. 8, Fri. Nov. 5, and Fri. Nov. 26 (dates to be confirmed at beginning of term)

Final exam: Via CANVAS; date: TBD

 

Important Information:

Each week students are expected to study and learn a certain section of the course based on the material provided on CANVAS. Tuesday classes will occur live via Zoom and will integrate and apply the material of that previous week. Most Friday classes will be optional (except where noted above) and will be treated as a drop-in office hour to ask the instructor questions. Tutorials will not run every week; a schedule will be provided at the beginning of the term. The midterm, mini quizzes, and final exam will be completed online through the CANVAS quiz function.

 

Other Information:

There are NO required textbooks for this course.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  1. Illustrate how a movement or motor skill emerges from the interaction of factors related to the environment, task, and individual
  2. Apply knowledge of the sensorimotor systems to explain how the nervous system controls movement in real-life situations
  3. Integrate core course concepts to propose effective techniques to facilitate motor learning
  4. Identify possible sensory and motor signs and symptoms associated with damage to different areas of the nervous system

Grading

  • Midterm exam 25%
  • CANVAS quizzes 10%
  • Lab (remote) assignment(s) 30%
  • Final exam 35%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to reliable highspeed internet. Microphone for asking questions. Webcam.

REQUIRED READING:

Weekly assigned reading and/or video.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.