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Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Occupational Ergonomics

Certificate

The Occupational Ergonomics Certificate will require 24 credits, 12 of which are required, with the remaining 12 selected from a list of electives.

Admission Requirements

Admission is governed by the University's admissions regulations. After University admission, submission of a completed program approval form to the Biomedical, Physiology, & Kinesiology academic advisor is required for formal acceptance in the program.

The certificate is normally completed within five years of admission to the certificate program. Units applied to one certificate may not be applied to another certificate or diploma.

Prerequisite and Required Course Grades

Students enrolling in biomedical physiology and kinesiology courses must have a grade of C- or better in prerequisite courses. Students enrolled in this certificate program must have grade of C- or better in all required courses.

Program Requirements

Students must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average (GPA) calculated on all required courses.

Students complete all of

BPK 180W - Introduction to Ergonomics (3)

Intended for students with a potential interest in ergonomics or human factors. The course surveys the design of work, the workplace environment, information systems, and consumer products. Topics include musculoskeletal disorders, manual materials handling, workplace design, organization of work, design of human/machine interfaces, environmental ergonomics, industrial design, and legal and social issues. Prerequisite: Grade 12 Biology or Physics, Grade 12 Math. Students with credit for BPK (or KIN) 180 and KIN 180W may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

BPK 381 - Psychology of Work (3)

The application of psychological principles and methods to the study of human performance at work. A systems approach will be taken to study the interactions among the individual worker, his/her task, groups of workers, and the management structure of the organization. Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or both of BPK (or KIN) 207 and STAT 201. Corequisite: STAT 201 may be taken concurrently. Recommended: KIN 180. Students with credit for KIN 381 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 481 - Musculoskeletal Disorders (3)

Considers the prevalence, distribution, risk factors, mechanisms, management and prevention of disorders of muscle, connective tissue, joint, and bone. Covers tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other overuse injuries from work and sport; whiplash-associated disorders; arthritis; osteoporosis; chronic pain; fibromyalgia. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 201 and 326. Students with credit for KIN 481 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve Brown
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
BPK 482 - Ergonomics and Rehabilitation (3) *

Examines the role of ergonomics within the rehabilitation process. Provides knowledge about tools and techniques for improving the rehabilitation process for patients, heath care providers and organizations. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN)180W, 201, 326, and 381. Corequisite: BPK (or KIN) 481. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check before enrolling.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne-Kristina Arnold
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby

and four of

BPK 303 - Kinanthropometry (3)

A study of human size, shape, proportion, composition, maturation and gross function related to basic concepts of growth, exercise, performance and nutrition. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 105 or 142, and STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course. Students with credit for KIN 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Richard Ward
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 10900, Burnaby
D101 Richard Ward
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D102 Richard Ward
We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D103 Richard Ward
We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
BPK 382 - Workplace Health (3)

The focus of this course will be the study of the physical environment and its effects on the health, safety and performance of the worker. Physical problems associated with noise, vibration, lighting, radiation, dust and ventilation will be examined together with methods of recognition, treatment, protection and prevention. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 142, 201, 205. Students with credit for KIN 382 may not repeat this course for further credit. Quantitative.

BPK 310 - Exercise/Work Physiology (3)

The study of human physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise/work. Cardiorespiratory, cellular and metabolic adaptations will be studied and discussed in detail. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 205, MBB 201 (or 231). Recommended: BPK (or KIN) 201. Students with credit for KIN 310 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Peter Dill
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
BPK 343 - Active Health: Assessment and Programming (3)

An extension of BPK (or KIN) 143, Exercise Management, designed to provide students with an opportunity to appreciate principles of exercise leadership, assess individual fitness needs, design programs and monitor effects of prescribed exercise. The course includes a 34 hour practicum. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 142, 143 and 205; STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course, BPK (or KIN) 340 (may be taken concurrently). Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check prior to enrolling. Students with credit for BPK (or KIN) 342 or KIN 343 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Peter Dill
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
BPK 402 - Mechanical Behavior of Biological Tissues (3)

Extension of BPK 201 provides students with an understanding of structure-function relations in musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage and muscle) in health and disease. Includes effect of disease and aging on physiological and biomechanical properties, mechanics and prevention of tissue injury, and design of implants and prostheses. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 201. Students with credit for KIN 402 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 415 - Neural Control of Movement (3)

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. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 306 or BISC 305. Students with credit for KIN 415 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Marigold
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
BPK 426 - Neuromuscular Anatomy (3)

This course explores human neuromuscular anatomy using a lecture format supplemented by course readings, an anatomy atlas and tutorials which are presented in an interactive fashion via the Macintosh Computer Laboratory on campus. A strong grounding will be given in neuroanatomy with additional emphasis on the limb musculature and its innervation. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 324 or BPK (or KIN) 325 or BPK (or KIN) 326. Students with credit for KIN 426 may not complete this course for further credit.

BPK 448 - Rehabilitation of Movement Control (3)

This course is aimed at students interested in neuromuscular rehabilitation. Students will learn about the pathological origins of movement disorders associated with impaired function of sensory and motor systems. The course will be focused on the stages and strategies for recovery of voluntary control of essential functions. The range of rehabilitation interventions available to assist recovery and restore voluntary control will be explored, with special emphasis on advanced techniques to restore control of movement and bodily functions in paralyzed people. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 201 or 207, and BPK 306, or for biomedical engineering students, BPK (or KIN) 201, 208 and 308. Students with credit for KIN 448 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andy Hoffer
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
BPK 484 - Altitude and Aerospace Physiology (3)

A laboratory based examination of human physiological systems during exposure to aerospace related conditions of altered atmospheric content and G-forces. Developments of breathing apparatus, pressurized flight suits and anti-G-suits for high performance aircraft will be examined as they relate to solving the physiological problems of exposure to these environments. The effects of weightlessness during spaceflight will also be explored through lecture, literature review and current research data. An investigation of the biomedical monitoring of pilots and astronauts will be explored as they relate to health and safety. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 305 or 308. Students with credit for KIN 484 may not repeat this course for credit. Quantitative.

BPK 496 - Directed Study Literature (3) #

Directed reading and literature research on topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A short proposal of the project, approved by the course supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the end of the first week of classes of the term. May be repeated once for credit with a different course supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 304W (may be taken concurrently) or PSYC 210, and permission from the chair of the undergraduate program committee. Usually, upper level standing with at least 75 units in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program will be required.

BPK 498 - Directed Study Experiential (3) #

Directed study and research selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A short proposal of the project approved by the course supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the end of the first week of classes of the term. May be repeated once for credit with a different course supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 304W (may be taken concurrently) or PSYC 210, and permission from the chair of the undergraduate program committee. Usually, upper level standing with at least 75 units in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program will be required.

# course must be in area related to Occupational Ergonomics

* course requires additional pre-requisites