BIOMECHANICS OF NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL MOVEMENT

HBS3NPM

2014

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.

FacultyFaculty of Health 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 HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS2PBM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolled in either the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics or the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master in 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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody

Class requirements

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 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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2-hour end of semester exam during end of year exam period50
one enquiry team report in wk 43 (equiv to 420 words per student)10
three 15-min tests in wks 35, 39 and 43(each test equiv to 250 words)15
two enquiry team reports in wk 35 and 39 (each equiv to 450 words per report per student)25

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 2-hour end of semester exam during end of year exam period50
one enquiry team report in wk 43 (equiv to 420 words per student)10
three 15-min tests in wks 35, 39 and 43(each test equiv to 250 words)15
two enquiry team reports in wk 35 and 39 (each equiv to 450 words per report per student)25