Module Title:   Clinical Biomechanics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4096M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr J. Buckley

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG2024M

Corequisite(s):   None

1. To stimulate an understanding of the concepts underlying clinical biomechanics.
2. To promote understanding of the application of biomechanics to gain insights into balance, locomotive disorders and/or adaptations.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Students will be expected to participate fully and actively in the module. The relevant concepts, principles and theories will be explored during formal lectures and discussed in tutorials. Students will be expected to supplement this with private study of recommended reading. Cognitive and personal skills will be developed in group tutorial sessions, which will provide students with an appreciation of various approaches to human movement analyses, and give them an opportunity to discuss key papers in the subject area. Formal assessment will assess all of the learning outcomes.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   76.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

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

Describe human movement disorders and adaptations, and understand common approaches to performing human movement analyses; Critically evaluate and analyse biomechanical/human movement data; Review and critically evaluate the application of biomechanics in the clinical context.

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

Apply an advanced understanding of biomechanics in clinical settings; Demonstrate mastery of biomechanical techniques.

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

Interpret relevant biomechanical data; Solve problems systematically; Apply scientific method.

  Coursework   100%
  class test 2hrs, week 6: (35%). Tutors assessment of contribution to discussions: (25%). 3500 word written report: (40%)

Outline Syllabus:
Classification and nomenclature of the `normal` gait cycle, and of common types of balance and locomotive disorders; Gait analyses techniques and approaches; Biomechanical modelling techniques and data interpretation; Clinical applications of biomechanics, e.g. use of lower-limb orthotics to ameliorate common musculoskeletal disorders.

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