Module Title:   Biomechanics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2024M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Youseffi

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr Buckley

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To review the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. To evaluate human movement and analyse normal and abnormal movement.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Deeper understanding is developed during problems classes, and further enhanced using the laboratory class. Oral feedback is given during the laboratory sessions and problems classes. Written assessment will concern the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module and the formal examination will assess the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Review and evaluate the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
1.2 Implement techniques for analysing its motion

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Describe human movement and perform movement analysis

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Manage, present and interpret data
3.2 Solve problems systematically using the scientific method.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Exam including compulsory question on laboratory work

Outline Syllabus:
Classification and nomenclature of directions, planes, axes and human movement. Identification of key bones, classification of joint types, their structure and motion. Identification of muscle types and key muscle groups. Muscle function, power, fatigue and EMG. Qualitative kinematics - systematic description of human movement and identification of pathology. Quantitative kinematics - techniques for quantifying movement and applications of kinematics. Gait analysis - the gait cycle, key measurements, clinical applications. Sports biomechanics.

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