Spring 2019 - BPK 423 D100

Selected Topics in Kinesiology IV (3)


Class Number: 7914

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations.



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.


ENSC 461/895 – Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Week Date Description
1 Jan 4 Hospital Orientation Lecture: Neuroanatomy
2 Jan 11 Lecture: Neuroanatomy
Lecture: Med Tech Overview and Safety
3 Jan 18 QUIZ 1: Neuroanatomy
Lecture: Medical Imaging Technologies
4 Jan 25 LAB 1
Guest Speaker: Medical Imaging Technologies
5 Feb 1 Lecture: Medical Imaging Technologies
6 Feb 8 LAB 3
Office hours with Tory (Matlab / EEG)
7 Feb 15 QUIZ 2: Medical Imaging Technologies
Lecture: Clinical Applications
  Feb 22 Reading Week – Class Cancelled
8 Mar 1 PRESENTATION 1: EEG Analysis Project
Lecture: Clinical Applications
9 Mar 8 QUIZ 3: Clinical Applications
Lecture: Safety, Ethics, and Practice
10 Mar 15 Quiz 4: Safety, Ethics, and Practice
Lecture: Device Development and Translation
11 Mar 22 Group Work: Dragons Den Project Prep
Guest Speaker: Ethics and Practice
12 Mar 29 QUIZ 5: Device Development and Translation
Guest Speaker: Device Development and Translation
13 Apr 5 PRESENTATION 2: Dragon’s Den


Class Structure: The class is organized into five units:
1. Basic Brain Anatomy
2. Medical Imaging Technologies
3. Clinical Applications
4. Safety, Ethics, and Professional Practice
5. Device Development and Translation
Each unit will have a short quiz based on the lecture content. Lecture slides will not necessarily be uploaded to Canvas, so be prepared to take notes! There will be two lab sessions wherein you’ll design an experiment, collect some data, and do some analysis which will be presented in a short (5-10 minute) presentations. Finally, there will be two written assignments, approximately 1-2 pages apiece.

Class Attendance: Class attendance is mandatory.
Guest lecturers: We have invited guest lecturers to present during each module throughout the semester. These are all clinical, research & industry experts in their respective fields.


  • Quizzes (5 total) 25%
  • Presentation 1 15%
  • Presentation 2 20%
  • Term Paper 1 15%
  • Term Paper 2 25%


Location: Surrey Memorial Hospital: Neurotech Lab or Critical Care Tower 3-525.

SMH is a 10-minute walk South from King George Skytrain station, or 20 minutes from SFU Surrey. The Neurotech Lab is located on the West side of the Charles Barham Pavilion just south (outside) of the main hospital lobby. Room 3-525 is reached by taking the elevators in the lobby to the 3rd floor of the Critical Care Tower. These are all secured areas (read: behind locked doors) so punctuality is critical. If you will be arriving late, contact your TA in advance or you’ll be let in at the mid-class break. A map of the hospital area has been uploaded to Canvas.


Access to MATLAB or other numerical coding environment for rudimentary signal processing in lab component.

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