Spring 2019 - BPK 401 D100

Muscle Biomechanics (3)

Class Number: 4451

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

    Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 11, 2019
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    RCB 8100, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    90 credits, BPK 201 and 205, or BPK 208.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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. Students with credit for BPK 421, Muscle Biomechanics, may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Week 1 hour lab 2 hour lecture
1   Introduction
2 Dissection Muscle anatomy
3 Paper reviews Muscle physiology
4 Ultrasound Contractile mechanics
5 Paper reviews Measuring function
6 EMG lab Mechanics & function
7 SPRING BREAK  
8 Practice oral Recruitment, reflexes & control
9 Paper reviews Optimizing design
10 Computer models Tendon properties, SEE
11 Paper reviews Multidimensional models
12 OpenSim Adaptation and plasticity
13 Paper reviews Musculoskeletal simulations
  Oral exams Written Exam


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. Prerequisites: 90 credits, BPK 201 and 205, or BPK 208.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of the course, the student will:

  • Be able to describe the structure and mechanical function of the muscle-tendon unit
  • Be able to interpret experimental data about muscle function
  • Be able to create simple computer models to predict mechanical properties of contracting muscle.
  • Be able to analyze information from scientific papers
  • Be able to critically evaluate opposing arguments from scientific papers
  • Be able to present and debate scientific arguments  

Grading

  • Class participation 5%
  • Paper review 10%
  • Coursework essay 25%
  • Course lab book 10%
  • Final exam (written) 30%
  • Final exam (oral) 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Reading list of scientific journal papers provided

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.

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