UG Coursework Unit
Enhances and develops student's theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of lower limb biomechanics.
Mechanical and biomechanical Principles
Patterns of human movement
- Functional Anatomy
- The gait cycle — kinematics and kinetics of the whole body
Assessment of normal and abnormal biomechanical function and gait in practice and research
- Measurement: reliability and validity
- Manual assessment and observational gait analysis
- Technology assisted assessment, including: video gait analysis, plantar pressure systems, force platforms and electromyography
Models of pathological function
- Tissue Stress model
- Root, Subtalar joint rotational equilibrium, and sagittal plane models
- Assessing the evidence base
- Interrelationship between pathology and mechanical function and dysfunction
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of kinetic and kinematic concepts|
|2||demonstrate knowledge of the mechanics of normal and abnormal structure and function of the body|
|3||apply techniques of biomechanical assessment and gait analysis|
|4||apply contemporary biomechanical theories to conduct and evaluate an assessment of the lower limb|
|5||interpret the relationship between biomechanical disorders and clinical manifestations.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of kinetic and kinematic concepts
- demonstrate knowledge of the mechanics of normal and abnormal structure and function of the body
- apply techniques of biomechanical assessment and gait analysis
- apply contemporary biomechanical theories to conduct and evaluate an assessment of the lower limb
- interpret the relationship between biomechanical disorders and clinical manifestations.
- Richards, J, 2018, The Comprehensive Textbook of Clinical Biomechanics, 2nd edn, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702054907.