Library Course Assessment for
Kinesiology 801, 802, 804, 835

November 8, 2004

KIN 801 | KIN 802 | KIN 804 | KIN 835

KIN 801 Seminar on Research in Kinesiology

This is the Library’s report on KIN 801 Seminar on Research in Kinesiology. This course will first be offered in 2005-3 and annually thereafter with an estimated enrollment of 10 students. This course was previously offered as a Special Topics course and adequately supported by the Library.

This is a general course to help new graduate students get oriented to research in Kinesiology. Topics include scientific writing, exposure to laboratory techniques in use at SFU Kinesiology labs, application of the scientific method, and public presentation skills.

The Library’s existing collections on Kinesiology will be adequate to support this course. In addition, general materials on research methods, academic writing, public speaking, presentations, and web design will also support students in the course.

There are no additional library costs associated with this course.

KIN 802 Statistical Applications in Kinesiology Research

This is the Library’s report for KIN 802 Statistical Applications in Kinesiology Research. This course will first be offered in 2006-1 and annually thereafter with an expected enrollment of 20 students. It has previously been taught as a Special Topics course and adequately supported by the Library.

Monographs

The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below.

Analysis of covariance 4
Analysis of variance 91
Biometry 138
Correlation (statistics) 47
Experimental design 210
Mathematical statistics 625
Probabilities 744
Regression analysis 234
Research – statistical methods 8
Science – statistical methods 11

The Library is actively collecting in this area, and has a deep collection including many new imprints. The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials

The Library’s collection of journals in Kinesiology and Statistics, as well as general Science journals, will be adequate to support this course.

Costs: there are no additional library costs associated with this course.

KIN 804 Project

This is the Library’s report for KIN 804 Project. This course will first be taught in 2005-3 and annually thereafter with an expected enrollment of 20 students. It provides the concentrated research experience for students completing the MSc (coursework) option. The nature of the research will be determined by each student and faculty supervisor, and may include an extensive literature review or experimental project. As the exact topics will vary, it is not possible to assess specific library holdings for this course. The Library’s existing Kinesiology collections will be adequate to support this activity.

Costs: there are no additional library costs associated with this course.

KIN 835 Neuromuscular Disorders

 This is the Library’s report for KIN 835 Neuromuscular Disorders. This course will first be taught in 2006-3 and annually thereafter with an expected enrollment of 20 students. It has previously been offered as a Special Topics course and adequately supported by the Library.

Monographs

The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below.

Alzheimer’s disease 32
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 6
Cerebrovascular disease 4
Multiple sclerosis 8
Muscles – diseases 11
Myasthenia gravis 2
Neurology 34
Nervous system 111
Nervous system diseases 67
Neuromuscular diseases 7

Some additional monographs should be acquired to deepen the Library’s collection on these topics. One-time funding in the 2004/05 Library budget for health related research materials can be used to purchase this material.

Serials

The Library’s existing journal collection will be adequate for students in this course. In particular, the following titles are relevant to the subject of the course:

Alzheimer disease and associated disorders
Annual review of neuroscience
BMC neuroscience
Brain and development
Clinical neuroscience research
Cortex : a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior
European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience
European journal of neurology
European journal of neuroscience
International journal of neuroscience
Journal of neural engineering
The Lancet neurology
Muscle & nerve
Neurobiology of disease
Neuropsychology review
Neurotoxicology
Parkinsonism & related disorders

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

The following tools, provided by Library license, will be useful for students in this course: Medline, Biosis Previews, Web of Science.

Costs: there are no additional library costs associated with this course.

Note:  The materials required for these courses are located in the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus.  This assessment is based on the assumption that the courses will be offered at SFU’s Burnaby campus.  If the courses were to be offered at SFU Surrey or Harbour Centre, or as off-campus courses, additional Library costs would be incurred.

 

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