School for Health, Unit Catalogue 2009/10
FH50106: The anatomy and biomechanics of movement
|Period:||Modular (no specific semester)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
Aims & Learning Objectives:
The unit aim is to develop a comprehensive understanding of functional anatomy and biomechanics in the context of exercise and sport in the able-bodied and disabled population/exerciser/athlete.
Knowledge and Understanding
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Critically analyse and compare movements with respect to their functional anatomy and the biomechanical principles involved.
* Discuss the functional anatomy of the upper limb, lower limb and spine and interpret how mechanical and physiological principles affect the type and range of movement in these body regions.
* Critically analyse the anatomical and biomechanical factors associated with the stability of the major joints and the body as a whole.
* Apply the principles of functional anatomy and biomechanics to the critical analysis of selected sport and exercise movements and their relationship to injury.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Plan and manage their own learning through reflecting on, and analysing, their own learning needs.
* Integrate and critically evaluate information gathered from a wide range of resources including the unit resource book, text books, journal articles, web pages and other online resources. An appreciation for a hierarchy of evidence should be displayed.
* Communicate effectively with colleagues and tutors through asynchronous on-line discussions.
* Applied Anatomy Functional anatomy of the upper limb, lower limb and spine including the structure and function of joints and the ligaments and muscle-tendon units that stabilise and control them. Properties of bone, cartilage, ligament and muscle, and tissue load dynamics including stress and strain and the relationship to injury. Building on knowledge of muscle mechanics and energetics in relation to injury, performance and potential for adaptation (eg, training, detraining, immobilisation)
* Movement Analysis Biomechanical principles of movement, including concepts such as stability versus mobility and factors which influence this balance. Analysis of discreet human movement patterns such as walking, running, jumping and throwing.
* Sports Analysis Biomechanics and movement patterns analysed in different sporting contexts, including evaluation of sport specific techniques and movement sequences. The influence of technique variability and movements that are specific to team role or position, and their effects on injury and performance.