Spring 2019 - BPK 415 D100
Neural Control of Movement (3)
Class Number: 4359
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 11, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
1 778 782-3499
Prerequisites:BPK 306 or BISC 305.
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.
Lectures: 2 hrs x 2/week
Topics To Be Covered:
1. Fundamental concepts related to movement control
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Integrate information regarding sensorimotor brain areas to explain how we perform specific movements
- 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)
- Explain why certain neurological disorders present with specific signs and symptoms
- 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
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Blog Assignments 20%
- Integrative Assignment 20%
- Final Exam 35%
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