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Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2019

Biomedical Physiology Major

Bachelor of Science

This program leads to a bachelor of science (BSc) in biomedical physiology.

Note that students cannot combine: a double major, nor a double minor, nor a major/minor program in the areas of kinesiology, biomedical physiology, and behavioural neurosicence.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of science program entry is possible via

  • direct admission from high school
  • transfer from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • internal transfer from within Simon Fraser University

Admission is competitive. A separate admission average for each of the three entry routes is established each term, depending on spaces available and subject to the dean’s approval.

Direct Admission – High School

See Admission Requirements at http://www.sfu.ca/students/admission/admission-requirements.html

Post-secondary Transfer

Students transferring to Simon Fraser University for the biomedical physiology major program will first transfer into the Faculty of Science as an intended major. Students may then apply for admission to the biomedical physiology major through the internal transfer process outlined below.

Internal Transfer

Simon Fraser University students applying for Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology admission must complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better

Students complete all of

  • BISC 101-4 General Biology
  • CHEM 121-4 General Chemistry and Laboratory I
  • BPK 142-3 Introduction to Kinesiology

and one of

  • MATH 150-4 Calculus I with Review
  • MATH 151-3 Calculus I
  • MATH 154-3 Calculus I for the Biological Sciences

and one of

  • PHYS 101-3 Physics for the Life Sciences I
  • PHYS 120-3 Mechanics and Modern Physics
  • PHYS 125-3 Mechanics and Special Relativity
  • PHYS 140-4 Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics

Applicants are selected based on an admission grade point average (GPA) calculated over these five required courses, together with any of the following courses.

  • BISC 102-4 General Biology
  • BISC 202-3 Genetics
  • CHEM 122-2 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 281-4 Organic Chemistry I
  • BPK 201-3 Biomechanics
  • BPK 205-3 Introduction to Human Physiology
  • BPK 207-3 Sensorimotor Control and Learning
  • MBB 222-3 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • MBB 231-3 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry

and one of

  • MATH 152-3 Calculus II
  • MATH 155-3 Calculus II for the Biological Sciences

and one of

  • PHYS 102-3 Physics for the Life Sciences II
  • PHYS 121-3 Optics, Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 126-3 Electricity, Magnetism and Light
  • PHYS 141-4 Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

and

  • STAT 201-3 Statistics for the Life Sciences

Apply for admission as soon as the five required courses have been completed. Unsuccessful applicants may complete a minimum of 4 or more courses from the list of 12 to improve the admission GPA. A C- grade or better is required in each course used for the admission application. Those not meeting the admission GPA upon completion of all 12 additional courses will be advised of alternatives. For students transferring some core courses from another post-secondary institution, only courses completed at Simon Fraser University (and not previously completed elsewhere) are used in the admission GPA.

Normally, at least 15 units from core courses are required as a basis for the GPA calculation. Exceptions must be approved by the department.

Application Procedure

Students should complete a program approval form available at the biomedical physiology & kinesiology general office and submit it to the academic advisor by June 1 for fall term approval, October 1 for spring term approval, or February 1 for summer term approval.

Continuance Requirement

After a student has completed 24 credits, a Science cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.50 is required for continuance in the major. Students, whose Science CGPA falls below 2.50, will be sent a warning letter and if at the end of the subsequent term the Science CGPA is less than 2.50, these students shall be withdrawn from the BIF or KIN Major. Students who have completed 90 or more units and whose Science CGPA falls below a 2.50, but is at least 2.00, will be allowed to complete their Biomedical Physiology or Kinesiology major. Students must achieve a minimum of a C- grade in all required courses.

Additional Clarification will be posted on BPK's websites

http://www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergrad_program/faqs/continuancegpa.html

Prerequisite and Required Course Grades

Students enrolling in biomedical physiology and kinesiology courses must have a grade of C- or better in prerequisite courses. Students enrolled in the biomedical physiology major must have a grade of C- or better in all required courses.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120-121 units for this major program, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ivona Mladenovic
Onkar Bains
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Onkar Bains
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D106 Onkar Bains
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D107 Onkar Bains
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D108 Onkar Bains
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D109 Onkar Bains
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Erin Barley
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Erin Barley
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Erin Barley
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D103 Erin Barley
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 Erin Barley
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D105 Erin Barley
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D106 Erin Barley
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D107 Erin Barley
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information treated comparatively in man, animal, plant and microbe. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Kevin Lam
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D104
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
D105
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D107
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
BPK 142 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3)

Basic procedures for the assessment of the status and performance of the individual according to the principles of anthropometry, functional anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor learning. Prerequisite: Recommended: Grade 11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jim Carter
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D102
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D103
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D200 Mike Walsh
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2740, Surrey
D201
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
D203 Mike Walsh
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
BPK 201 - Biomechanics (3)

This course will cover the application of basic mechanics to human movement. It will provide students with a basic understanding of how forces act on body segments and how movements are produced. The subject matter of this course is relevant to quantifying all forms of physical activity, from activities of daily living, physically challenged movement patterns, to elite athletic performance. It also has applications in medical settings, including rehabilitation and sports medicine. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154, MATH 152 or 155 (may be taken concurrently), PHYS 101 (or 120 or 125 or 140), BPK 142. Quantitative.

BPK 205 - Introduction to Human Physiology (3)

An introductory survey of human physiology with an emphasis on mechanisms of regulation and integration. Anatomy of structures will be detailed only when it is critical to a functional understanding. Although this is intended as a survey course, some topics will be covered in reasonable detail in order to give insight into mechanisms of function. BPK 208 may not be used as a substitute for BPK 205 by students in the Kinesiology Major and Honours programs. Kinesiology Major and Honours students who have taken BPK 105 must also take BPK 205. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 205. Prerequisite: BISC 101, CHEM 281, PHYS 101 and 102.

BPK 207 - Sensorimotor Control and Learning (3)

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. Prerequisite: BPK 142 or permission of instructor.

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 123 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rebecca Goyan
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D106
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D107
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D108
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D200 Garry Mund
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D201
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3280, Surrey
D202
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3280, Surrey
D203
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3280, Surrey
D204
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3280, Surrey
LA03 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Rebecca Goyan
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB03 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Rebecca Goyan
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01 Garry Mund
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LE01
TBD
LE02
TBD
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hogan Yu
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D105
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D106
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
CHEM 126 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nabyl Merbouh
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D105
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D106
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D107
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D108
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
LA04 Nabyl Merbouh
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA06 Nabyl Merbouh
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB04 Nabyl Merbouh
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB06 Nabyl Merbouh
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LE01
TBD
MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edgar Young
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
AQ 3149, Burnaby
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D102
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D105
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D106
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Silverman
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Rachel Altman
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and one of

CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II (2)

Polyfunctional organic compounds and complex organic reactions. Introduction to natural products. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 283 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Uwe Kreis
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D103
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
CHEM 283 - Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 282 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Uwe Kreis
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Randall Pyke
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Tu, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

and one of

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vijay Singh
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
MATH 155 - Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: the integral, partial derivatives, differential equations, linear systems, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mahdieh Malekian
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
OPO1
TBD

and one of

PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew DeBenedictis
Mo, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
OP01
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 125 or MATH 151. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

and one of

PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140 and MATH 154 or 150 or 151 or 157, all with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158, and PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew DeBenedictis
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D110
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
OPL
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140 (or PHYS 101 with a grade of A or B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Neil Alberding
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 and permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 126 or MATH 152. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C- (or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete at least 45 upper division units in the following courses, each of which must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Students complete all of

BPK 304W - Inquiry and Measurement in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3) +

This course covers the evaluation of measurement quality, test construction and assessment, and computer techniques for data capture and signal processing relevant to issues in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. Prereq statistical knowledge will be put into practice when discussing typical research designs, modeling and hypothesis testing in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. Prerequisite: BPK 142, 201, 205, and STAT 201. Students with credit for BPK 304 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Christina Hull
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D103
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
BPK 305 - Human Physiology I (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiac, vascular and respiratory systems. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 205, MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152). Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 306 - Human Physiology II (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous system, skeletal muscle and connective tissue. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 207. Corequisite: BPK 305. Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 307 - Human Physiology III (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, immune and reproductive systems. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 305. Corequisite: BPK 306; however, students who took BPK 306 prior to Fall 2017, cannot take this course. Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 or 152 plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 326 - Functional Anatomy (4)

Pursues a systematic study of human anatomy with emphasis on functional applications. A comparative study of organs and body systems using laboratory dissections to provide an understanding of the three dimensional organization of the human body. Participation in all labs is required. Prerequisite: Admission to the major or honours program in Behavioural Neuroscience or Biomedical Physiology or Kinesiology. BPK 142, 201, 205 and at least 60 units. Behavioral Neuroscience Major and Honours students require BPK 142, 205, PSYC 280 and at least 60 units. Students with credit for BPK 325 may not repeat this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Bedoya
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
D102
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 9618, Burnaby
BPK 407 - Human Physiology Laboratory (3)

Experiments dealing with the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems are covered. Prerequisite: BPK 305 and 306. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jim Carter
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D200 Jim Carter
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
BPK 408W - Cellular Physiology Laboratory (3) +

An advanced laboratory course in cellular physiological techniques providing students with theoretical and practical training in cellular physiology laboratory techniques such as DNA and RNA manipulation and quantification, immunofluorescence imaging of protein expression, tissue contraction studies and recording of nerve action potentials and modulation. Prerequisite: STAT 201 and BPK 305 for BPK Majors or BISC 305 for BISC Majors. Enrollment of non-BPK and non-BISC majors require permission of the instructor. Writing.

MBB 321 - Intermediary Metabolism (3)

The enzymes and intermediates of major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Their regulation and integration in health and disease states. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

and one of

BISC 303 - Microbiology (4)

The biology of micro-organisms and their significance in the understanding of cellular processes. Students are required to come into the lab on average of two hours per week in addition to the four hour scheduled lab each week for project work. Prerequisite: BISC 102 and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Julian Guttman
Peter Hollmann
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3150, Burnaby
LAB1 Peter Hollmann
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSB 8133, Burnaby
LAB2 Peter Hollmann
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSB 8133, Burnaby
LAB3 Peter Hollmann
Tu, Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8133, Burnaby
BISC 316 - Vertebrate Biology (4)

A review of the evolution and the taxonomy of the vertebrate classes. A comparative study of their organ systems and functions with particular reference to reproduction. A comparison of the functional morphology of some species by laboratory dissections. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joan Sharp
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
LAB1 Joan Sharp
Tu 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8214, Burnaby
LAB2 Joan Sharp
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 8214, Burnaby
LAB3 Joan Sharp
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 8214, Burnaby
BISC 333 - Developmental Biology (3) ^

Classical and modern experimental approaches will be described for understanding development of embryos of several species having common and distinctive features. These approaches are at the organismal, cellular, molecular and genetic levels. Prerequisite: BISC 202, MBB 222, MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

BISC 357 - Genetic Engineering (4) ^

Techniques in gene cloning and the evaluation of gene function are introduced in lectures and practiced in labs. Lab exercises include genomic DNA, RNA, and plasmid purification; PCR; various cloning techniques; and construction of novel genes. Students are introduced to additional techniques in lectures including gene editing, and genome sequencing. Prerequisite: BISC 202, MBB 222, and MBB 231, all with a grade of C- or better. Recommended: MBB 331. Students with credit for MBB 308 may not take this course for further credit.

BISC 403 - Current Topics in Cell Biology (3)

The lectures will explore two or three major themes in current cell biology, such as cell motility, the cell cycle, and cellular signalling. A critical component of the course is to develop an understanding of the experimental basis of our knowledge about cells. Prerequisite: MBB 222, 231 with C- or better, and completion of 75 units, or completion of BISC 305 or 366 with a C- or better. Students with credit for BISC 372 under this topic may not take this course for further credit.

BISC 405 - Neurobiology (3)

Physiology of neuroscience, focusing on cellular and molecular mechanisms. Topics include: cellular and subcellular organization of the nervous system, electrical properties of neurons, ion channels, synaptic transmission, sensory systems, learning and memory, neurodegenerative diseases. Prerequisite: BISC 305 or BPK 305 or BPK 306 with a grade of C- or better. Students who have completed BISC 472 under the title 'Neurobiology' may not complete BISC 405 for further credit.

CHEM 360 - Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (3)

Elements of physical chemistry from the macroscopic point of view. Thermodynamics, and its applications to chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetics and reaction rate theories. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 251. MBB 323 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 360. Quantitative.

MBB 308 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (3) ^

Modern molecular biological and recombinant nucleic acid methods will be covered. Examples are DNA and RNA isolation, plasmid preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, DNA cloning and polymerase chain reaction. Prerequisite: or corequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BISC 357 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Vlachos
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D103
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
MBB 309W - Biochemistry Laboratory (4)

Contemporary techniques in biochemistry including protein purification, immunochemical methods, and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 215 and CHEM 286 precede MBB 309W. Writing.

MBB 322 - Molecular Physiology (3)

Biochemical and molecular aspects of cellular function, interactions and communication including cell cycle, apoptosis, cancer, immune system, neuronal transmission and the signal transduction pathways that integrate them. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 323 - Introduction to Physical Biochemistry (3)

Introduction to physical biochemistry including thermodynamics, spectroscopic principles and applications, and molecular transport and interactions. The physical properties and structure determination of biomolecules will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121 (or 102, or 126, or 141), CHEM 122 (or 102), MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 324 - Protein Biochemistry (3)

An exploration of the fundamental aspects of proteins; their chemical and physical nature, their synthesis, stability and turnover, as well as their structure and function. Methods of protein analysis and structure determination will be presented. Prerequisite: MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 331 - Molecular Biology (4) ^

The study of DNA and RNA in relation to gene structure and expression: DNA replication and the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and higher organisms. Introduction to recombinant DNA and cloning theory; natural vector structures and recombinant vector construction. Prerequisite: MBB 231, and BISC 202, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Vlachos
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D103
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
PHYS 347 - Introduction to Biological Physics (3)

A physics perspective on cellular structure and composition; random walks and diffusion; properties of fluids, cell motion; entropy and the properties of soft materials; structure and function of proteins; signal propagation in nerves. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 units including CHEM 122, MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121 (or 102 or 126 or 141), with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: BISC 101. Quantitative.

and five of

BPK 301 - Biomechanics Laboratory (3)

A laboratory course on the quantitative biomechanical evaluation of human movement. Students will learn analysis techniques for quantifying kinematics and kinetics of body segments in athletes, normal populations, and special populations during activities such as walking and jumping. Experiments will look at the nature of muscular force generation, and the mechanical impedance properties of the musculoskeletal system, as well as patterns of muscle activation, using surface EMG. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 (or 121 or 126 or 141), BPK 201. Quantitative.

BPK 308 - Experiments and Models in Systems Physiology (3)

Lab exercises will provide a hands-on experience in the acquisition of physiological data and mathematical and computer modeling of physiological systems. Lectures will provide an advanced understanding of select human physiological systems. Prerequisite: BPK 208 or all of BPK 205, 201, STAT 201 and a strong mathematical background.

BPK 310 - Exercise/Work Physiology (3)

The study of human physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise/work. Cardiorespiratory, cellular and metabolic adaptations will be studied and discussed in detail. Prerequisite: BPK 205, MBB 201 (or 231). Recommended: BPK 201.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 336 - Histology (3)

Light and electron microscopic study of mammalian tissues and organs with emphasis on human systems. Prerequisite: One of BPK 325, 326, BISC 305, 316.

BPK 340 - Active Health: Behavior and Promotion (3)

Relationships among health, physical activity, and other health-associated behaviors are examined. In addition, the theories and models of health behavior, in the context of intervention and promotion strategies, are discussed. Pertinent background information is provided, concerning the influence of fitness on various disease states, as well as the epidemiology of health and exercise behaviors. Prerequisite: BPK 142, STAT 201 (or PSYC 201). Recommended: BPK 140.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne-Kristina Arnold
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
BPK 401 - Muscle Biomechanics (3)

The mechanics and function of skeletal muscle, from the level of single muscle fibres to the whole muscle-tendon unit. The role of muscle structure, recruitment patterns and contractile conditions to the force development, power output and efficiency of contractions will be considered. Theoretical, experimental and computational aspects will be covered. Prerequisite: 90 credits, BPK 201 and 205, or BPK 208. Students with credit for BPK 421, Muscle Biomechanics, may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 402 - Mechanical Behavior of Biological Tissues (3)

Extension of BPK 201 provides students with an understanding of structure-function relations in musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage and muscle) in health and disease. Includes effect of disease and aging on physiological and biomechanical properties, mechanics and prevention of tissue injury, and design of implants and prostheses. Prerequisite: BPK 201.

BPK 412 - Molecular Cardiac Physiology (3)

This course entails a detailed analysis of the molecular and cellular basis of cardiac function. The material will be derived from myriad disciplines including: structure (histology and ultrastructure, molecular), biophysics, biomechanics, physiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. A particular emphasis will be placed on the mechanisms by which inherited arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies manifest as a pathological phenotype. Prerequisite: BPK 305.

BPK 415 - Neural Control of Movement (3)

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. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or BISC 305.

BPK 417 - Obesity, Adipocyte Function and Weight management (3)

Discusses mechanisms of health and disease with respect to a range of molecular mechanisms of physiology and organ system function, including how adipokines have an effect on metabolic alterations in immunology and hormone production in diabetes, stress and cardiovascular disease. Health behavior change in obesity and impact of dietary habits upon hyperlipidemia and apolipoprotein metabolism are addressed in addition to nutritional challenges in weight management and obesity. Prerequisite: BPK 110, 306, 314 (or 311), 340. Students with credit for BPK 417W may not repeat this course for further credit.

or BPK 417W - Obesity, Adipocyte Function and Weight Management (3)

Discusses mechanisms of health and disease with respect to a range of molecular mechanisms of physiology and organ system function, including how adipokines have an effect on metabolic alterations in immunology and hormone production in diabetes, stress and cardiovascular disease. Health behavior change in obesity and impact of dietary habits upon hyperlipidemia and apolipoprotein metabolism are addressed in addition to nutritional challenges in weight management and obesity. Prerequisite: BPK 110, 306, 314 (or 311), 340. Students with credit for BPK 417 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing.

BPK 420 - Selected Topics in Kinesiology I (3) *

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the School of Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations.

BPK 421 - Selected Topics in Kinesiology II (3) *

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the School of Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: to be announced.

BPK 422 - Selected Topics in Kinesiology III (3) *

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the School of Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 423 - Selected Topics in Kinesiology IV (3) *

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the School of Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations.

BPK 426 - Functional Human Neuroanatomy (3)

Students will critically assess and investigate functional neuroanatomy, and examine how neuroimaging, animal models, and functional deficits in patients inform this knowledge. The course encompasses divisions of the human nervous system from both functional (sensory, motor, and autonomic) and anatomical (peripheral and central) perspectives, including the neural basis of higher cortical functions. Prerequisite: BPK 306 and BPK 326.

BPK 430 - Human Energy Metabolism (3)

Pathways of energy flow in animals and man, and the relationship of biological energy transduction to the needs of the whole animal. Quantitative aspects of bioenergetics and adaptation to changes in energy supply and demand. Measuring techniques applied to adaptations to muscle activity and variations in food intake. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or 310 or MBB 321 or BICH 321. Students with credit for BPK 330 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 431 - Integrative Cancer Biology (3)

Core concepts in cancer biology ranging from the clinical and pathological basis of carcinogenesis to the molecular and cellular changes involved in cancer development. Emphasis will be on the complex interactions of lifestyle factors, genetics and social cultural determinants on cancer risk. Prerequisite: MBB 231 (or MBB 201) and at least 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Miriam Rosin
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
BPK 432 - Physiological Basis of Temperature Regulation (3)

The study of human temperature regulation in extreme environments. Physiological responses in hot and cold environments will be studied at molecular, cellular and whole body/systems physiology levels. The course focuses on the mechanisms of control of human temperature as well as unresolved topics in this area of physiology. Prerequisite: BPK 305 or BISC 305. Recommended: BPK 407. Students with credit for BPK 420, Physiological Basis of Temperature Regulation, may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 444 - Cardiac Disease: Pathophysiology and Assessment (3)

Examines the etiology, prevention, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease. Involves the assessment of patient risk factors, and non-invasive cardiovascular assessments. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the recording and interpretation of the electrocardiogram in health and disease. Prerequisite: BPK 305. Recommended: BPK 110, 306, 310 and 343.

BPK 446 - Neurological Disorders (3)

Examines neural and neuromuscular diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and myasthenia gravis. Emphasizes currently favoured hypotheses, underlying evidence and pathogenic mechanisms. Prerequisite: BPK 306. Recommended: BPK 336 and/or BPK 415.

BPK 448 - Rehabilitation of Movement Control (3)

This course is aimed at students interested in neuromuscular rehabilitation. Students will learn about the pathological origins of movement disorders associated with impaired function of sensory and motor systems. The course will be focused on the stages and strategies for recovery of voluntary control of essential functions. The range of rehabilitation interventions available to assist recovery and restore voluntary control will be explored, with special emphasis on advanced techniques to restore control of movement and bodily functions in paralyzed people. Prerequisite: BPK 201 or 207, and BPK 306, or for biomedical engineering students, BPK 201, 208 and 308.

BPK 458 - Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease (3)

A multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the pathology, risk factors and treatments for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. Physical examination, as well as non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Both theoretical and practical perspectives inform the course's approach to the principles of behavioural change (diet, physical exercise, and smoking cessation) and risk factor management. Prerequisite: BPK 305 or HSCI 321. Students with credit for HSCI 471 or BPK 421 (Fall 2013) may not complete this course for further credit. Students with credit for HSCI 458 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 484 - Altitude and Aerospace Physiology (3)

A laboratory based examination of human physiological systems during exposure to aerospace related conditions of altered atmospheric content and G-forces. Developments of breathing apparatus, pressurized flight suits and anti-G-suits for high performance aircraft will be examined as they relate to solving the physiological problems of exposure to these environments. The effects of weightlessness during spaceflight will also be explored through lecture, literature review and current research data. An investigation of the biomedical monitoring of pilots and astronauts will be explored as they relate to health and safety. Prerequisite: BPK 305 or 308. Quantitative.

A maximum of six units from the following may be used towards the above requirements

BPK 496 - Directed Study Literature (3) *

Directed reading and literature research on topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A short proposal of the project, approved by the course supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the end of the first week of classes of the term. May be repeated once for credit with a different course supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK 304W (may be taken concurrently) or PSYC 210, and permission from the chair of the undergraduate program committee. Usually, upper level standing with at least 75 units in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program will be required.

BPK 498 - Directed Study Experiential (3) *

Directed study and research selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A short proposal of the project approved by the course supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the end of the first week of classes of the term. May be repeated once for credit with a different course supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK 304W (may be taken concurrently) or PSYC 210, and permission from the chair of the undergraduate program committee. Usually, upper level standing with at least 75 units in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program will be required.

and three upper division units from any department including BPK except for BPK 325, 342, 457, 459, 491, 495 and 499.

* must be selected topics courses in physiology

+ BPK (or KIN) 304W or BPK 408W satisfies the University's breadth requirements of three upper division units in writing

^ require additional prerequisites outside of program requirements

Unspecified and Partially Specified Electives

A total of 16 elective units are also required. These 16 units must include units from courses that will satisfy the University breadth requirement of six units each of designated humanities breadth (B-Hum) and social science breadth (B-Soc), and three units of lower division writing (W). The quantitative (Q) and science breadth (B-Sci) requirements are satisfied through the completion of the biomedical physiology major lower division core course set. For more information, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/ugcr.

Professional School Transfer

Students are eligible to receive a bachelor of science (BSc) degree after the completion of their second year of professional study if they have completed at least 90 units of Simon Fraser University credit normally comprising the following:

  • all lower division requirements
  • the upper division core requirements for their major
  • acceptance into an accredited professional program in dentistry, medicine, optometry, chiropractic, or veterinary medicine

Professional program courses must not duplicate those already completed at Simon Fraser University and must be acceptable for transfer credit to the University. Candidates apply for transfer credit and for receipt of the degree through Student Services.

University Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.