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EG555K: REHABILITATION ENGINEERING AND BIOMECHANICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:40


Course Overview

Our bodies are shaped by the forces that act on them, and to understand movement, we need to understand the nature of that interaction. In this course, students will learn the basis of human movement in terms of the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. They will also appreciate the impacts that disease or injury can have on our ability to move, and gain insight into some of the technologies that can help improve function in people with movement disorders.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Edward Chadwick

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In this course, students will cover a broad range of topics related to rehabilitation engineering and musculo-skeletal biomechanics. The following topics are indicative of what will be studied during the course:

- Biomechanics of the human musculoskeletal system

- The basis of human movement including forces, moments, and kinematics.

- The impacts of injury or disease on human movement and function.

- The goals of orthopaedics and rehabilitation.

- Advanced assessment and analysis methods for human movement (motion analysis, dynamometry, electromyography).

- Assistive technologies for rehabilitation (including currently available devices and future perspectives).


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 30, 32 - 34, 38 - 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 30, 30, 32 - 34, 32 - 34, 38 - 39, 38 - 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Poster presentation (30%)

Coursework report - biomechanical analysis (70%)

 

Resit

Resit failed component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseInterpret biomechanical data such as kinematics, kinetics and EMG to assess human movement.
ConceptualEvaluateDiscuss the impact of disease and injury on human movement.
ConceptualCreateEvaluate the potential of selected rehabilitation technologies for restoring function in people with movement disorders.
ConceptualEvaluateAssess the benefits and limitations of a range of measurement methods for the assessment of movement disorders.
ProceduralApplyPerform biomechanical analyses to quantify human movement in terms of kinematics and kinetics, using specialist software tools.

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