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HL30187: Clinical biomechanics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Examination (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL30056
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with knowledge, understanding and application of biomechanics in a clinical context, in order to be able to collect, analyse and interpret relevant and useful data revealing the effect of clinical conditions on human movement.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental mechanical principles of normal walking gait and other activities of daily living (i.e. sit to stand, stair climbing) and the muscle actions that drive them.
* Complete analyses of these movements using contemporary biomechanical assessment equipment such as forceplates, pressure plates/insoles, motion analysis, inertial sensors and EMG
* Explain the patho-mechanics associated with specific conditions such as (but not limited to) diabetes, cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease and osteoarthritis.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of patient interaction and confidentiality
* Asses and interpret the validity and reliability of commonly used clinical assessment tools.
* Demonstrate an understanding the concepts of orthotics and other interventions in the treatment of gait abnormalities.

Skills:
Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - taught, facilitated and assessed
Professional Practical Skills - taught, facilitated
Written Communication - taught, facilitated and assessed
Spoken Communication - taught, facilitated
Data acquisition, Handling and Analysis - taught, facilitated and assessed
Information Technology - facilitated and assessed
Problem Solving - taught, facilitated and assessed
Working Independently - facilitated and assessed
Working as part of a group - facilitated.

Content:
The principles and analysis of normal and pathological gait using lab based assessment equipment; the validity and reliability of clinical assessment tools; the underlying principles and treatments of common disorders affecting gait and mobility (eg. diabetes, cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease and osteoarthritis); the principles of foot assessment and orthotic use.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30187 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 4)

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