BIOMECHANICS OF NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL MOVEMENT

HBS3NPM

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Mickle

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesHBS1HBB AND HBS1HBA
Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHPOD, HZHPDB, HZHPDM, HZHPDS, HZHPDW, HZLLPP, HZHPO, HZPOTC or received Subject coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsEXS2ESB OR EXS3AEB OR HBS3AUN OR HBS2PBM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents admitted 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Human Walking

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJ. Rose & J.G. Gamble

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS

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Source locationN/A

An Introduction to Biomechanics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorR.S. Horsfiled

Year1982

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSCIENCE PRESS

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Source locationN/A

Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Gait: Normal, Elderly and Pathological

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorD.A. Winter

Year1991

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO PRESS

ISBNN/A

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Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorM.F. Bear, B.W. Connors & M.A. Paradiso

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS

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Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorD.A. Winter

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherJOHN WILEY & SONS

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Motor Control: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorA. Shumway-Cook & M. Woollacott

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the loads on muscles and joints associated with the maintenance of a working posture.
02. Describe the neurophysiology and biomechanics involved in the maintenance of upright posture
03. Analyse a pathological gait pattern in terms of the major biomechanical problems and neurological deficits.
04. List and describe factors which contribute to energy efficiency in normal and pathological human movement.
05. Perform measurements to quantify and analyse human movement.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Mickle

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (2,000-words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Enquiry team reports (960-words)

N/AReportGroupNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Formative tests (750-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4