Kinesiology

KIN4161Occupational Biomechanics3 ch (3C) [W]

This course will examine topics in applied ergonomics and occupational biomechanics. Lectures will be used to present ergonomic assessment tools and present current research directives in the area of occupational biomechanics and prevention of workplace musculoskeletal injuries. Development of the skills required to identify occupational ergonomic concerns, perform biomechanical analyses of musculoskeletal demands and modifications of work tasks to reduce musculoskeletal demands will be emphasized through practical experiences.

Prerequisites: KIN 2062 and KIN 3161, or consent of the instructor.