University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions

Human Kinetics

Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences.

HK*2020 Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy F(2-2) [0.50]

A series of lectures and tutorials to discuss the anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system and the associated neural control system in humans. The clinical applications of surface anatomy will be included.

Prerequisites: BIOL*1040 and admission to the Sports Injury Management Area of Emphasis of the Human Kinetics major

HK*2080 Human Evolution and Ecology F(3-1) [0.50]

An investigation of how human origins have defined and delimited modern human biology, placing contemporary biomedical and ecological issues within the context of our evolutionary past.

Prerequisite: BIOL*1040

HK*2270 Principles of Human Biomechanics W(3-1) [0.50]

Application of mechanical principles to the study of human movement. Topics include: motion analysis techniques, anthropometrics, biological tissue tolerance, muscle force generation, static and dynamic equilibrium, work/energy and impulse/momentum as they apply to the description of motion, injury of musculoskeletal tissues and optimization of human performance.

Prerequisites: PHYS*1000 or PHYS*1080
Exclusions: HK*3270

HK*3600 Applied Human Biology F(2-3) [0.75]

Laboratory techniques which are central to human biology are covered, together with their underlying concepts. Human performance and function are evaluated through cellular, organic, systemic and whole person studies. The student's technical competence and conceptual understanding are emphasized.

Prerequisites: HK*2270
Corequisites: HK*3940 or permission of instructor

HK*3940 Human Physiology F(6-0) [1.25]

This course consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and tutorials designed for students desiring a knowledge of physiological concepts as they apply to human beings. The course discusses cellular physiology, neurophysiology, endocrinology, and the physiology of the following systems: cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal and respiratory with an emphasis on the regulation of function.

Prerequisites: BIOL*2210
Exclusions: HK*3941:2

HK*4060 Human Respiration W(3-2) [0.50]

Interrelationships between respiratory gas exchange at whole body level and human behaviour. Exploration of basis for gas exchange. Techniques for evaluating whole body responses to various environmental loads.

Prerequisites: 1 of HK*3940, HK*3941:2, permission of instructor

HK*4070 Clinical Biomechanics F(2-2) [0.50]

Functional human anatomy and mechanical characteristics of biological tissues at the impairment and repair levels. Pathomechanics of human movement resultant from disease, abuse or trauma. Etiology, testing and correction of functional disorders with special reference to balance, posture, and gait.

Prerequisites: 1 of ENGG*2660, HK*3270, (HK*2270, HK*3600)

HK*4220 Human Cardiovascular Physiology F(3-2) [0.75]

The central focus is a comprehensive examination of the effects of a variety of work parameters on normal human circulatory adjustments required to meet metabolic work demands. Immediate adjustments to increasing metabolic rate as well as long term levels of circulatory adaptability will be discussed. The laboratory section of the course will complement the lecture material but is also intended to provide the student with a knowledge of classical, as well as most recent techniques for cardiovascular data collection. Demonstration labs are minimal; student involvement in small group studies is stressed.

Prerequisites: 1 of HK*3940, HK*3941:2, permission of instructor

HK*4230 Advanced Study in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Independent literature research of an approved topic to be decided by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Prerequisites: 12.00 credits

HK*4240 Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics W(3-2) [0.75]

This course introduces the methods available for reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. Topics include: biomechanical, psychphysical, physiological, and integrated approaches to performing physical demands analyses, anatomy and etiology of low back injuries and upper limb disorders, principles of redesigning tasks to reduce the risk of injury, pre-employment screening and legislated guidelines. Students apply the course material to ergonomic assessments performed in industrial environments.

Prerequisites: 1 of ENGG*1210, HK*3270, (HK*2270, HK*3600)

HK*4320 Work Physiology W(3-3) [0.75]

The adjustments made by the physiological regulatory systems in response to common human activities will be identified and discussed. This will include an examination of limiting factors within each system.

Prerequisites: 1 of HK*3940, HK*3941:2, permission of instructor

HK*4350 Neurophysiology of Motor Control W(3-0) [0.50]

Detailed understanding of how movement is controlled is explored at various levels of the central nervous system. Throughout, attention is to modern knowledge on neural integration in motor events, with a focus towards understanding human activity. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 1 of HK*3940, HK*3941:2, permission of instructor

HK*4360 Research in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences S,F,W(0-12) [1.00]

The student will select a research topic and design and complete a project in an area of interest, in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Prerequisites: 12.00 credits
Exclusions: HK*4361:2, HK*4371/2

HK*4371/2 Research in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences II S/F(0-6/0-6),F/W(0-6/0-6),W/S(0-6/0-6) [1.00]

The student will select a research topic and design and complete a project in an area of interest, in consultation with a faculty advisor. This is a two-semester course. When you select it you will be assigned to HK*4371 in the first semester and HK*4372 in the second semester. A grade will not be assigned to HK*4371 until HK*4372 has been completed.

Prerequisites: 12.00 credits
Exclusions: HK*4360

HK*4410 Research Concepts I F(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the research process in modern integrative biology and biomedical sciences. The course explores, through lectures, tutorials and practica, the theory and practice of scientific experiementation and communication.

Prerequisites: 8.00 credits
Exclusions: HK*4200

HK*4420 Research Concepts II W(3-0) [0.50]

This course will address issues such as animal usage and scientific ethics that are of significance to modern research.

Prerequisites: HK*4410

HK*4460 Regulation of Human Metabolism W(3-0) [0.50]

The course focuses on the underlying metabolic events that occur in association with exercise. Skeletal muscle metabolism and substrate delivery are discussed with respect to the intracellular biochemical events integrated with both the endocrine and the chemical aspects of neural mechanisms.

Prerequisites: (HK*3940 or HK*3941:2) and (1 of NUTR*4210, HK*4060, HK*4320) or permission of instructor

HK*4670 Prosthetic Biomechanics W(3-1) [0.50]

The adaptability of human tissues in response to mechanical stress. Bio-electrical potentials in bone. Joint lubrication. Prosthetic replacement in human skeletal joints and limbs with reference to the associated mechanical design.

Prerequisites: ENGG*2660 or HK*4070

HK*4750 Biological Variation in Health and Disease F(3-0) [0.50]

Exploration of the biological diversity of modern humans, beginning with the origin of our species. Human relationships to climatic, nutritional, disease and demographic variables are investigated, with an emphasis on seeking solutions for contemporary problems.

Prerequisites: HK*2080

HK*4951/2 Human Anatomy F(2-3)/W(2-3) [1.50]

A two-semester lecture and laboratory course in human anatomy which includes a detailed study of the skeleton, upper and lower limbs, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, perineum, head, neck and central nervous system. This is a two-semester course. When you select it you will be assigned to HK*4951 in the Fall semester and HK*4952 in the Winter semester. A grade will not be assigned to HK*4951 until HK*4952 has been completed.

Prerequisites: admission to B.Sc. major in Human Kinetics or Bio-Medical Science
Corequisites: HK*3940 or permission of instructor (may be taken as prerequisite)
Exclusions: HK*2910, HK*2920, HK*2951/2

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