Focuses on concepts of biomechanics and kinesiology applied to situations that have specific implications for occupational therapy practice and intervention in activities of daily living and the workplace. The emphasis is on biomechanical concepts and the application of those concepts to certain tissues and specific regions, including the trunk and upper limb. The effect of common work tasks will also be explored.
Topic 1: Linear Kinematics - Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration
Topic 2: Forces - Inertia, Friction, Gravity, Muscular, Reaction - Stability, Free Body Diagrams, Centre of Mass
Topic 3: Rotational kinematics and dynamics - Absolute and relative angles - Torques, levers and pulleys
Topic 4: Tissue mechanics - Muscle's ability to produce tension - Cartilage, bone, tendon & ligament mechanics
Topic 5: Factors affecting balance and stability
Topic 6: Functional anatomy of the neck, trunk and upper limb
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||recall and apply factors related to linear and rotational kinematics and kinetics||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||recall and explain the concept of forces as the source of changes in motion||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||use biomechanical equations to explain biomechanical relationships||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||recall and explain factors related to tissue mechanics||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||apply functional anatomy and biomechanical concepts to the human body.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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