Course subject: Kinesiology (KIN)

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Kinesiology (KIN) 601 Skeletal Muscle Physiology: Structure & Function (0.25) LEC

Course ID: 001745
An analysis of the morphological, biophysical, molecular, and physiological properties of skeletal muscle. Topics range from the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle contraction, excitation-contraction processes, and cell signaling.

Kinesiology (KIN) 602 Respiratory and Cardiovascular Physiology (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 001746
The physiology of the cardiovascular and endocrine systems in work and superimposed environmental stresses are examined. Topics include myocardial function, hemodynamics, microcirculation, diffusion, acid base balance, body fluid regulation and the nature of hormonal and neural control systems.

Kinesiology (KIN) 603 Cardiac and Vascular Smooth Muscle Physiology (0.25) LEC

Course ID: 015879
An analysis of the morphological, biophysical, molecular, and physiological properties of cardiac, and vascular smooth muscle. Topics range from the molecular regulation of cardiac muscle contraction, excitation-contraction processes, regulation of vascular smooth muscle tone, and cell signaling.

Kinesiology (KIN) 606 Molecular Basis of Disease (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013459
This course will examine cellular and molecular mechanisms that play a major role in causing dysfunction of a variety of relevant tissues under a number of chronic conditions including aging, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, and muscular diseases. Topics to be covered include satellite cells/stem cells, apoptosis and necrosis, mitochondrial dysfunction, mitochondrial DNA, oxidative stress, autophagy and protein degradation, and inflammation.

Kinesiology (KIN) 607 Integrative Energy Metabolism in Health and Disease (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013453
This course will comprehensively examine the metabolic processes involved in energy production and expenditure in different tissues. The regulation and integration of protein, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism will be studied in the context of energy balance for healthy, aging and disease populations (including diabetes and cancer). The course will also explore nutrition and exercise implications on metabolism and disease.

Kinesiology (KIN) 608 Introduction to Genetics for the Biosciences (0.25) LEC

Course ID: 015531
Genetic variation helps determine "innate" individual characteristics of health and disease, ranging from eye colour to preferences for food flavours, to ability to metabolize specific amino acids. Genetic variation also modulates how we respond to our environments. Minor variants in genetic code can affect physiological outcomes such as changes in body mass with caloric restriction, changes in endurance capacity with exercise training, and changes in circulating cholesterol levels with high protein intakes. Understanding how genetic variability affects health outcomes will be key to providing early diagnosis and prevention measures to optimize performance, prevent disease, and maximize longevity for individuals. It will also be key to prescribing optimal personalized lifestyle interventions, ranging from diet to exercise to stress reduction and sleep modulation to promote maximal well-being. In addition, recent advances in gene editing technology will be covered, including discussion of ethical issues surrounding application to human embryos and potential for misuse bioterrorism.

Kinesiology (KIN) 609 Introduction to Genetics for Biosciences Lab (0.25) LAB

Course ID: 015532
Introduction to techniques in human DNA analysis, as well as research techniques in plasmid and vector based cloning. An interactive approach to DNA isolation, and common methods of sequence analysis. Issues/confounders in current protocols will be identified and discussed. Students will acquire hands-on experience performing and interpreting genetic analysis.

Kinesiology (KIN) 611 Biomechanics of Human Motion (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 001748
An assessment of research in the biomechanics of human motion including electromyography, muscle modelling, link segment modelling and analysis, energy and power analysis. The above concepts will be utilized in the assessment of athletes and both the normal and atypical population in sport and rehabilitation contexts.

Kinesiology (KIN) 612 Instrumentation and Signal Processing in Biophysical Research (0.50) LAB,LEC

Course ID: 001749
Techniques in data acquisition, reduction, and signal processing commonly employed in biophysical research are discussed in class and used in laboratory sessions. Among other instruments, the student becomes familiar with the use of a variety of transducers and their systems characteristics, electromyographs, the process of analog to digital conversion, documentation of motion, stress and strain, and the quantification of medical image data. Signal to noise enhancement is emphasized through all aspects of the course.

Kinesiology (KIN) 613 Modern Methods in Biomechanical Modeling, Kinematics, and Kinetics (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014288
Biomechanics research typically requires the integration of experimental data collection and theoretical modeling approaches to answer complex questions. The purpose of Kin 613 is to sensitize incoming graduate students to the range, biological basis, and practicality of using or developing mathematical models for biomechanical investigations. This contrasts with KIN 612, which focuses on promoting rigorous experimental data collection and biological signal interpretation, or Kin 611, which seeks to develop the historical foundations of biomechanical research and promote critical reading of the scientific literature.

Kinesiology (KIN) 616 Neural Control of Human Movement (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 001750
An examination of current theories and evidence concerning the neural control of human movement. Topics may include: origin of kinesthesia, organization of spinal circuits and reflex actions regulating posture and movement, neural strategies for the control of upright stance and locomotion, functional organization of the motor cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia for the control of voluntary movement.

Kinesiology (KIN) 620 Ergonomic Aspects of Occupational Musculoskeletal Injuries (0.50) LAB,LEC

Course ID: 001751
This course examines the relationships between physical and organizational aspects of the work environment and occupational musculoskeletal fatigue and injuries. Emphasis will be placed on back and upper limb injuries. Major topics covered include injury mechanisms, assessment of injury risk, reporting of injury and use of injury statistics, work site interventions and evaluation of their effectiveness and relevant legislation (including Human Rights considerations). A laboratory project using the methodologies studied in the course is an important component of the course. A project within a local industry, instead of the laboratory project is preferred but optional.

Kinesiology (KIN) 625 Social Neuroscience of Exercise and Eating (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 001753
An examination of current social neuroscientific theories and research in relation to the cognitive aspects of exercise participation and the neurobiology of dietary choice.

Kinesiology (KIN) 626 Clinical Mechanics in Musculoskeletal and Neurological Populations (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 015881
This graduate course will explore the biomechanical and motor control mechanisms that contribute to musculoskeletal and, where appropriate, neurological pathology and injury. This course will be delivered in a clinical case-based format. Students will review, critically appraise and apply neuromechanical methods (e.g., electromyography, motion capture, force measurement, modeling) to gain a deeper understanding of the pathology, assessment, and/or treatment of a clinical condition. Clinical conditions will include musculoskeletal, joint, and neurological pathologies resulting from disease and/or injury.

Kinesiology (KIN) 630 Research Design and Statistical Analysis (0.50) LEC,TUT

Course ID: 015533
A course focused on the core principles of research design (populations, sampling, experimental designs) and statistical applications (descriptive and inferential) specific to Kinesiology and its sub-disciplines.

Kinesiology (KIN) 632 Clinical and Health Measurement (0.25) LEC

Course ID: 015716
Clinical and Health Measurement will build on basic statistical and research methodology by focusing on how good measures are developed and tested. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic aspects of clinical and health measurement including: purpose of measurement; development concepts and approaches (e.g. clinimetric vs. psychometric); validation and reliability testing; key statistical tests (sensitivity, intra-class correlation); and responsiveness to treatment. After completing this course, students should expect to have mastered the ability for determining if a clinical or health measurement has value in practice or research. They will attain critical appraisal skills of various clinical tools and health measures.

Kinesiology (KIN) 646 Physiological and Biochemical Aspects of Nutrition and Health (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013455
Selected nutrients will be examined in detail in regards to dietary intake, metabolism, metabolism and mechanistic effects on human health. Comprehensive coverage of nutrients is not intended, but the specific nutrients examined will include at least one example each from lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, water soluble vitamins, lipid soluble vitamins and minerals.

Kinesiology (KIN) 651 Motor Learning (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 001760
An examination of current theories models and experimental literature concerned with the learning and performance of skilled movement. Topics may include: models of motor learning, expert-novice differences in skill, the automatization of skill, mental practice, the relationship between cognitive and motor skills.

Kinesiology (KIN) 652 Movement Control and Learning (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 001761
This course deals with the learning and control of goal-directed eye, head, arm and hand movements. Topics include: Hick's and Fitt's Laws; goals, task plans and motor equivalence; the actor/environment interface; movement planning and organization; use of schemas, motor programs, feedforward and sensory feedback; motorsensory integration; and knowledge representation.

Kinesiology (KIN) 653 Human Neuroscience Theory (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013457
The course will provide a comprehensive examination of topics related to human neuroscience as it broadly relates to movement. These topics include the central nervous system control of human movement, sensorimotor control systems and modulation, attention, psychological factors that influence emotional and behavioral adaptation to chronic illnesses, prehension, movement sequencing, limb gesturing, tool use, gait and posture.

Kinesiology (KIN) 654 Instrumentation in Neuroscience Research (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013458
Human neuroscience research techniques are discussed in class and used in laboratory sessions. Students will learn the theory and gain practical experience with electroencephalography, event-related potentials, functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electromyography, digitized optical tacking of movement, psychophysics and survey methodologies.

Kinesiology (KIN) 655 Theory and Practice of Movement Assessment (0.25) CLN,LAB,SEM

Course ID: 015534
This seminar and laboratory based course will examine the theoretical and practical use of movement and strength assessment technologies and techniques. This course will cover approaches ranging from advanced research based technologies to clinical methods for the purpose of assessment. The course will also explore emerging technologies for assessment, including wireless and wearable technologies. The laboratory content will reinforce skill-based components to familiarize students with the use of a range of tools and techniques.

Kinesiology (KIN) 656 Interpretation of Movement Assessment and Exercise Prescription (0.25) CLN,LAB,SEM

Course ID: 015880
This seminar and laboratory based course will advance the student¿s ability to administer movement and muscle assessment tests and interpret the results. This information will be used to prescribe modes, intensities and volumes of exercise that are indicated within various healthy and clinical populations. They will also apply this knowledge to design, implement, modify and progress exercise programs for clients to meet the goals and underlying pathology of the condition and performance requirements.

Kinesiology (KIN) 657 Human Neuroanatomy (0.50) LAB,LEC

Course ID: 015739
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic aspects of functionally-oriented anatomy of the human central nervous including the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves and the tissues they innervate using pre-dissected cadavers. After completing this course, students should expect to have mastered the location of major neuroanatomic landmarks, be able to identify these landmarks on both postmortem brains and neuroimages (i.e., CT scan, MRI scan), understand the cellular components of the nervous system, and should be able to propose neuroanatomical explanations for normal and abnormal sensory experiences and motor, cognitive and emotional behaviours.

Kinesiology (KIN) 691 Theory and Practice of Cardiorespiratory Assessment (0.25) CLN,LAB,SEM

Course ID: 015535
This seminar and laboratory based course will examine the theoretical and practical use of tests for the cardiorespiratory system and assess the functional status of clients within human performance and clinical exercise physiology target pathologies. Students will review and interpret the literature to construct, apply and justify the inclusion of exercise assessment modalities (e.g. Cardiac Stress Tests, Cardiorespiratory Exercise Testing (VO2). The laboratory content will reinforce skill-based components to familiarize students with the use of a range of tools and techniques.

Kinesiology (KIN) 692 Interpretation of Cardiorespiratory Assessment and Exercise Prescription (0.25) CLN,LAB,SEM

Course ID: 015885
This seminar and laboratory based course will advance the student's ability to administer tests for the cardiorespiratory system and interpret the results. This information will be used to prescribe modes, intensities and volumes of exercise that are indicated within various healthy and clinical populations. They will also apply this knowledge to design, implement, modify and progress exercise programs for clients to meet the goals and underlying pathology of the condition and performance requirements.

Kinesiology (KIN) 702 Cardiorespiratory Integration (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 001800
The control of cardiorespiratory responses to exercise will be examined by detailed consideration of afferent, central neural and effector mechanisms for regulation.

Kinesiology (KIN) 704 Bioactive Lipids (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013460
Lipids are intimately linked to all cellular functions based not only on their structural role as membrane components, but also their use as fuel, interactions with proteins, as important second messengers in cell signalling and potent regulators of gene expression. The present course will examine the properties and how they impact various biological functions and human conditions including inflammation and cardiovascular disease. The course will also examine dominant lip analytical techniques that are specific to this field of study and examine the emerging field of lipidomics.

Kinesiology (KIN) 713 Modelling of Human Musculoskeletal System during Movement (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 001802
Modelling of the human musculoskeletal system during movement is explored using a number of techniques. Assumptions and difficulties in applying modelling techniques to the human body are stressed.

Kinesiology (KIN) 727 Low Back Disorders: Optimizing Prevention, Rehabilitation and Performance (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 011876
An advanced graduate course that synthesizes the multidisciplinary issues (psychosicial, behavioural, physiological, biomechanical and legislative) related to low back disorders. A solid scientific foundation is developed from the study of anatomy, normal function and injury mechanics. This foundation is used to substantiate the best strategies for injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance training. Heldwith KIN 427.

Kinesiology (KIN) 730 Fundamentals of Work and Health (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013139
This course will provide an overview of current thinking on work and health by introducing students to major substantive topics in the area from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The course will critically examine a variety of topics that may be investigated from different disciplinary perspectives. Classes will include presentations by faculty members representing different disciplines in the collaborative program. Examples of topics discussed in a given term may include work-stress relationships, healthy workplaces, and vulnerable populations.

Kinesiology (KIN) 731 Approaches to Research in Work and Health (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 013140
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to different ways of designing and implementing research within the topic area of work and health as well as some of the practical, political and ethical challenges. The course content will include an examination of the epistemological positions associated with different types of research questions, analysis of case studies of research in work and health, and discussions of proposed research questions and proposals that examine problems from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The course will also include presentations by researchers and practitioners from the work and health domain, who will facilitate discussions on the challenges and opportunities of conducting and applying research in this area.

Kinesiology (KIN) 732A Work and Health Research Seminar (I) (0.00) SEM

Course ID: 013141
This seminar is a forum for student presentations about results of or proposals for research. Invited speakers will also present results of research from time to time. Attendance at the seminar is required for two terms (i.e., during the candidates' first two years in the program). Attendance beyond that is encouraged. The range of topics that will be addressed in the seminar crosses all areas of investigation in the collaborative program. Grading will be on a credit/no credit basis.

Kinesiology (KIN) 732B Work and Health Research Seminar (II) (0.00) SEM

Course ID: 013142
This seminar is a forum for student presentations about results of or proposals for research. Invited speakers will also present results of research from time to time. Attendance at the seminar is required for two terms (i.e., during the candidates' first two years in the program). Attendance beyond that is encouraged. The range of topics that will be addressed in the seminar crosses all areas of investigation in the collaborative program. Grading will be on a credit/no credit basis.

Kinesiology (KIN) 750 Fundamentals of Aging, Health and Well-being (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 012422
This survey course will be team-taught by members of the collaborative program and will serve to introduce students to major sub-areas of aging, health and well-being research. Topics will be covered from each Department within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Kinesiology (KIN) 760 Selected Topics Neuroscience II (0.50) RDG

Course ID: 010546
An analysis of specific topics of interest. The form of study may involve a review of literature or the planning and execution of an independent study resulting in a paper for possible publication.

Kinesiology (KIN) 780 Selected Topics in Physiology and Nutrition (0.50) RDG

Course ID: 001820
An analysis of specific topics of interest. The form of study may involve a review of literature or the planning and execution of an independent study resulting in a paper for possible publication.

Kinesiology (KIN) 782 Selected Topics in Biomechanics (0.50) RDG

Course ID: 009477
An analysis of specific topics of interest. The form of study may involve a review of literature or the planning and execution of an independent study resulting in a paper for possible publication.