KIN 4161 Occupational Biomechanics | UNB

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College of Extended Learning

Occupational Biomechanics

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Kinesiology KIN 4161 Three (3) credit hours

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.

Instructor: Wayne Albert (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: KIN 2062 and KIN 3161, or permission of the instructor

Why take this course?

  • To become acquainted with the scope of the field of ergonomics and gain an appreciation for the role of occupational biomechanics
  • To understand models of injury mechanism and to determine the biomechanical stresses on the body during work activities
  • To gain a working understanding of assessment tools for lifting capacity evaluation, posture analysis and upper extremity disorders
  • To gain an appreciation for industrial injuries with specific attention to lower back and upper limb injuries
  • To integrate kinesiological knowledge in dealing with industrial issues pertaining to human interaction with the work environment
  • To acquire practical experience in conducting ergonomic related assessments

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 4 x Assignments (40% total)
  • 1 x Final Project (30%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (25%)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.