Spring 2021 - BPK 482 D100

Ergonomics and Rehabilitation (3)

Class Number: 7511

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 21, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Anne-Kristina Arnold
    aarnolda@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-5213
    Office: L8003
  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 180W, 201, 326, and 381. Corequisite: BPK 481. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check before enrolling.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines the role of ergonomics within the rehabilitation process. Provides knowledge about tools and techniques for improving the rehabilitation process for patients, health care providers and organizations. The course includes a 34 hour unpaid practicum with an industry partner. The partner may require the student to enter into (1) a confidentiality agreement and (2) an Intellectual property agreement the result of which will be that the SFU Intellectual Policy R 30.03 will not apply to the intellectual property created by the student during the practicum. By registering for the course, each student acknowledges that it is aware of these requirements and understands that their entering into these agreements may be a requirement to complete the applicable course work.

COURSE DETAILS:

 

3 hour Lecture/Lab  (13 weeks), REMOTE practicum

 

This course is intended for students with an interest in occupational ergonomics.  It is also suitable for those considering kinesiology, health and safety, physical therapy, occupational therapy or chiropractic professions.  The emphasis on the course is to provide both practical skills and theoretical knowledge in application of ergonomics to address occupational injury prevention and rehabilitation.  Returning workers back to productive work is known to be an important part of healing.  Understanding risk factors for injury, assessment techniques to quantify risk and solution development and implementation techniques is critical in the rehabilitation process.  You will learn how to integrate ergonomics into other rehabilitation practices and develop skills which will assist you in a variety of careers related to rehabilitation.

 

LECTURE TOPICS

 

The following topics will be explored in class:

 

·         Roles of professionals in the return to work process

·         Interdisciplinary approach in return to work

·         Disabled persons, law and society

·         Regulation and legislation

·         Functional Capacity Evaluation

·         Short-term vs. long-term disability

·         Physical demands analysis

·         How to use best practices to select defensible assessment tools

·         Assessment of biomechanical, environmental and psychosocial factors

·         Familiarization with rehabilitation protocols, work hardening and work accommodation

·         How to support Return to Work Programs such as OR1 and OR 2

·         Case management

·         The elements of effective occupational health & safety and employee wellness programs

 

This course will be administered in a remote, blended, on-line format on Canvas.  Students are required to attend the synchronous sessions on Mondays at 2:30 PM - 4:20PM. The midterm exam will be synchronous; date: TBA and the Final exam will be synchronous; date: TBA (remote invigilation using ZOOM will be used for exams).

  • Material will be primarily delivered through pre-recorded mini lectures posted in Canvas.   Each module on Canvas will represent a week in the course and will include a few mini lectures, required readings/videos/podcasts, and study questions. 
  • Synchronous lecture time 2:30 -4:20 on Mondays will be used for review, group activities and completion of labs.

Practicum

Due to COVID 19 restrictions an in-person practicum will not be possible this semester. In its place a virtual practicum will be assigned.  This will comprise of an online mini-project working with certified ergonomists or rehabilitation specialists. They will begin week 3. Your work in the practicum comprises 20% of your mark.  A criminal records check is required.  Visit http://students.sfu.ca/criminalrecords.html for more information

 

CASE STUDIES

Case studies will be presented at two different points in the course.  You will be asked to reflect on the case and answer specific questions relevant to the situation presented.

 

LABS

Labs will be held during class time.  Several different assessment techniques will be presented in the labs.  You will have an opportunity to practice techniques online.  You will hand in lab reports addressing specific questions and techniques taught in the labs.

 

EXAMINATIONS

The midterm and final exams will consist of questions requiring short answers (1-2 paragraphs) and longer answers (1 page).  Course notes information and designated text and Web readings are examinable.   The format of the exams will be determined in the first weeks of the semester.

LATE SUBMISSION

In fairness to all students, extensions will not be given except for serious medical extenuating circumstances (completion of the Health Care Provider Statement is required within 4 days of the due date). The late penalty will be 10 per cent per day. Any assignment that is more than 8 days late will not be marked and will receive a mark of zero.

MISSED EXAMINATION

A missed exam can only be rewritten if medical evidence of inability to write the exam is presented within 4 days of the scheduled exam. Contact the Dept of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology (778-782-3573) if you have missed or are unable to attend a scheduled midterm or final exam. You must also download and complete a Health Care Provider Statement from the SFU web site and hand it in to the course instructor.

 

                            

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The following are the educations goals of BPK 482

  • Develop a framework of strategies to facilitate life-long learning 
  • Appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of occupational ergonomics
  • Describe the role of ergonomics in the rehabilitation process
  • Engage in systems design analysis and appreciate the influence of elements and interactions
  • Analyze the range of user needs, limitations and capabilities within the workplace
  • Conduct a physical demands analysis
  • Interpret a functional capacity evaluation
  • Integrate strategies to support an effective return to work program
  • Conduct an occupational biomechanical analysis
  • Develop an understanding of the important of return to work programs in developing healthy individuals, organizations and societies
Experience analyzing case studies

Grading

NOTES:

 

GRADING:

 

Assignment

%

15%

Practicum (on-line portfolio, supervisor marks and final report)

5%

Oral presentation in-class reflecting work in practicum

30%

6 Lab reports

10%

2- Case Studies

15%

Midterm exam

25%

Final Exam



GRADES*:


>92

A+

4.33

87-91

A

4.00

82-86

A-

3.67

78-81

B+

3.33

74-77

B

3.00

70-73

B-

2.67

65-69

C+

2.33

60-64

C

2.00

55-59

C-

1.67

50-54

D

1.00

<50

F

0.00

 

*This is the grade scale that will normally be used. However, the instructor reserves the right to modify particular score-to-grade conversions. For more information about grading criteria see https://www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergrad_program/faqs/grading_policy.html

REQUIREMENTS:

Access to high speed internet, webcam and microphone are required. 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no single text that fully encompasses the topics in this course. Therefore, the readings for this course will be made available through the course website plus selected documents and web links.


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

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 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).