Focuses on basic biomechanics and an understanding of gait and mobility and provide a basis for the understanding of neural processes involved in the control of movement. Students will also learn how capture and interpret data recorded by biomechanical equipment, and how to apply this knowledge to the human locomotion system.
Unit contentKinematic and Kinetic concepts - Locomotion, clinical gait analysis and analysis of dynamic movements - Tissue properties and their relationship to gait - Electromyography and muscle activation - Kinesiological Analysis- Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle - The structural considerations of posture and core Stability - Visual and perceptual contribution to movement - Open and closed loop control models - 2D and 3D analysis of gait and mobility
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||Demonstrate knowledge of the kinematic and kinetic concepts||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Critically analyse the gait pattern of human locomotion, and be able to identify normal and gait function;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Apply the techniques necessary for biomechanical observation and analysis of gait||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||Conduct and interpret assessments of posture, balance and gait||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Appreciate methods to estimate subject anthropometric data and its use in movement data collection and analysis.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Describe the neural processes involved in the control of movement||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Whittle, MW, 2007, Gait analysis - an introduction, 4th edn, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780750688833.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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