Spring 2019 - BPK 207 D100

Sensorimotor Control and Learning (3)

Class Number: 4329

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

    Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 13, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • 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:

Number of weeks: 13
Hours per week: Lecture, 3 hours; lab/tutorial, 1 hour (labs do not meet every week)

Topics Covered:

  1. Motor Control: Classification and Factors Influencing
  2. Methods for Studying Motor Performance
  3. Sensory Contribution to Motor Control
  4. Cognitive Factors Influencing Movement (central processing, attention, multitasking)
  5. Principles of Speed and Accuracy
  6. Motor Systems and Organization of Action
  7. Sensorimotor Control (motor control theories, internal models)
  8. Effects of Neurological Conditions on Movement
  9. Motor Learning

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. Identify possible sensory and motor signs and symptoms associated with damage to different areas of the nervous system
  4. Integrate core course concepts to propose effective techniques to facilitate motor learning

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Term Assignment 15%
  • Labs 15%
  • Final Exam 40%

REQUIREMENTS:

N/A

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

None.

REQUIRED READING:

Materials available on Canvas site.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Textbooks on library reserve.

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:

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

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