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Unit of Study HBIO2004 Biomechanics of Gait (2023)

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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate knowledge of kinetic and kinematic concepts

demonstrate knowledge of the mechanics of normal and abnormal structure and function of the body

apply techniques of biomechanical assessment and gait analysis

apply contemporary biomechanical theories to conduct and evaluate an assessment of the lower limb

interpret the relationship between biomechanical disorders and clinical manifestations.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hour (6 weeks)
Laboratory 6 hours (6 weeks)
Short written response40%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • This book is available as an e-Book: Richards, J, 2018, The Comprehensive Textbook of Clinical Biomechanics, 2nd edn, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702054907.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Enclosed footwear is required for all laboratory sessions

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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