Fall 2020 - BPK 401 D100

Muscle Biomechanics (3)

Class Number: 8218

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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:

BPK 401 Muscle Biomechanics Spring 2020    

MONDAY WEDNESDAY  

Sept 9 Introduction  

Sept 14 Muscle anatomy

16 Anatomy  

21 Muscle physiology

23 Paper reviews  

28 Contractile mechanics

30 Paper reviews  

Oct 5 Measuring function

Oct 7 Imaging lab

12 THANKS GIVING

14 Paper reviews

19 Mechanics & function

21 Paper reviews

26 Recruitment, reflexes & control

28 Practice oral  

Nov 2 Optimizing design

Nov 4 Paper reviews

9 Tendon properties, SEE

11 REMEMBRANCE DAY

16 Adaptation and plasticity

18 Computer models

23 3D models

25 Paper reviews

30 Musculoskeletal simulations

Dec 2 Oral exams

Dec 7 In-class papers

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

NOTES:

GRADING:

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

** This course will be taught synchronously

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).