Spring 2021 - BPK 415 D100

Neural Control of Movement (3)

Class Number: 7479

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2021
    8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 306 or BISC 305.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An in depth study of the neurophysiology of movement. Illustrates general principles of neural control by exploring specific movement tasks including standing, walking, reaching/grasping, and eye movements.

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics To Be Covered:

  1. Fundamental concepts related to movement control
  2. Neural control of eye movements
  3. Neural control of standing balance
  4. Neural control of walking
  5. Neural control of reaching and grasping movements
  6. Internal models for the control of movement

 

Concepts will also be applied to various neurological conditions.

 

Mode of Teaching (remote):

Lecture: blended; mix of live (synchronous) Zoom classes and asynchronous content. Active participation in Zoom classes is expected. Office hours via Zoom.

 

Other Information:

There are NO required textbooks for this course.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  1. Integrate information regarding sensorimotor brain areas to explain how we perform specific movements
  2. Use research examples to explain how a particular part of the nervous system is involved in the control of a specific movement (this includes the ability to interpret results of an experimental manipulation that illustrates the point)
  3. Explain why certain neurological disorders present with specific signs and symptoms
  4. Design experiments to test hypotheses regarding the role of a particular brain region in the control of movement
Suggest, and substantiate using research evidence on the neural control of movement, rehabilitation methods to treat neurological disorders and those at high risk of falls

Grading

NOTES:

 

GRADING:

 

Assignment

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Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

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

REQUIRED READING:

none

RECOMMENDED READING:

none

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:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).