Clinical Biomechanics (EXSS5051)

UNIT OF STUDY

A review of kinematics, kinetics, and EMG will be undertaken at the beginning of the unit in preparation for the applications. The course offers an introduction to some of the issues in clinical biomechanics, including: gait, activities of daily living, musculoskeletal and injury biomechanics, postural control. It will further develop the understanding of biomechanics through clinical applications, including normal and pathological gait, gait maturation and gait alterations in older adults. The mechanical properties of tissues and the influence of exercises and rehabilitation on tissue development and health will be discussed in relation to injury occurrence and prevention. This unit of study will be offered on campus supported with Blackboard resources.

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Classes

2-hrs lectures, 2-hrs practical/tutorial when scheduled

Assessment

task analysis project (20%), case study (20%), case study group report (20%) and end-semester exam (40%)

Textbooks

Kirtley C. Clinical gait analysis: Theory and application. Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2006

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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