BIOMECHANICS OF NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL MOVEMENT

HBS3NPM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the mechanical principles used to describe and quantify human movement. Students will build on their knowledge of neurophysiology gained in first year, as it applies to the control of human movement. Students will explore the mechanics and motor control of human movement with an emphasis on gait in health and disease.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Orr

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDM,HZHPDS,HZHPDW - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HZLLPP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HZHPO - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, or HZPOTC - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics and must have passed HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB or require Coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS2PBM, EXS2ESB, EXS3AEB and HBS3AUN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolled in either the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics or the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master in Podiatric Practice, Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice will be given priority in order to meet the requirements of their course. Other students who wish to enrol in this subject must gain permission from the Subject Coordinator.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn Introduction to BiomechanicsRecommendedR.S. Horsfiled, 1982SCIENCE PRESS
ReadingsBiomechanics and Motor Control of Human Gait: Normal, Elderly and PathologicalRecommendedD.A. Winter, 1991UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO PRESS
ReadingsBiomechanics and Motor Control of Human MovementRecommendedD.A. Winter, 2004JOHN WILEY & SONS
ReadingsHuman WalkingRecommendedJ. Rose & J.G. Gamble, 2006LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsMotor Control: Translating Research into Clinical PracticeRecommendedA. Shumway-Cook & M. Woollacott, 2010LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsNeuroscience: Exploring the BrainRecommendedM.F. Bear, B.W. Connors & M.A. Paradiso, 2007LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the loads on muscles and joints associated with the maintenance of a working posture.

Activities:
Lectures, enquiry workshops and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

02. Describe the neurophysiology and biomechanics involved in the maintenance of upright posture

Activities:
Lectures and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

03. Analyse a pathological gait pattern in terms of the major biomechanical problems and neurological deficits.

Activities:
Lectures, enquiry workshops and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

04. List and describe factors which contribute to energy efficiency in normal and pathological human movement.

Activities:
Lectures and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

05. Perform measurements to quantify and analyse human movement.

Activities:
Enquiry workshops.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Orr

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
exam (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
enquiry team reports (960 words)35 01, 03, 05
formative tests (750 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04