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Rehabilitation & Movement Sci: Human & Wildlife Motion & Gait

RMS 095 Z1 (CRN: 60972)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

For crosslists see: WFB 185 Z1

About RMS 095 Z1

"Through a combination of fieldwork, laboratory investigation and academic material, students receive hands-on experience in the study of human and wildlife motion and gait. State-of-the-art technologies in the human motion lab are integrated with human and wildlife tracking to introduce the basic principles and mechanics underlying human and wildlife locomotion. The mechanics and energetics of movement are introduced in the classroom, researched in the motion lab, and applied on the landscape of the UVM Jericho Research Forest. Data recorded and analyzed in the motion lab are associated with details observed within the tracks of an animal or person."

Instructors

Michael Kessler () and Jesse Jacobs ()

Notes

Dates: May 19 - June 13, 2014 Course cross listed with WFB 185 60973

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Through a combination of fieldwork, laboratory investigation and academic material, students receive hands-on experience in the study of human and wildlife motion and gait. State-of-the-art technologies in the human motion lab are integrated with human and wildlife tracking to introduce the basic principles and mechanics underlying human and wildlife locomotion. The mechanics and energetics of movement are introduced in the classroom, researched in the motion lab, and applied on the landscape of the UVM Jericho Research Forest. Data recorded and analyzed in the motion lab are associated with details observed within tracks of an animal or person.

Section Expectation

Attendance: Presence for each class, lab, field, and exam session will be equally weighted into a total score that amounts to 20% of the course grade. Group Projects: Written reports will be assessed on (1) their on-time completion, (2) demonstrated application of concepts regarding mechanisms of balance and gait to interpretations of observed instrumented data, (3) demonstrated application of concepts regarding track analysis to interpretations of observed instrumented data, and (4) demonstrated ability to associate findings from instrumented laboratory measures to tracks observed in the field. Exams: Scoring on individual questions will be weighted as identified on the exam sheets based on format and depth/breadth of understanding required by the question. Scoring of each question will be based on the accuracy and completeness of answers based on all material and experience covered by reading assignments or in class, lab, or field sessions.

Evaluation

20% Attendance Understanding and performing human and wildlife tracking represents a skill that requires active practice and participation, so attendance will be a key component to learning outcomes. 40% Group Projects The class will collect data to compare conditions of gait using laboratory instruments and then correlate laboratory findings with observed human and animal tracks in the field. Students will post a written report to the Blackboard course site and discuss findings in class as well. Conditions for comparison may include ? but are not limited to ? (a) with and without vision, (b) with or without carrying a load, (c) standard versus stalking gait, (d) accelerations to catch an object (predator) versus to get away (prey), etc. 40% 2 Exams (20% each) Written exams taken in class that use multiple question formats ? may include (but not limited to) essay, multiple-choice, true-false, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions ? in order to assess understanding of basic classroom principles of human posture and gait as well as wildlife tracking (exam 1), and the ability to apply these principles to human and wildlife tracking scenarios (exam 2)

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James M Jeffords Hall 110 (View Campus Map)

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