Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19
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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Poster presentation (30%)
Coursework report - biomechanical analysis (70%)
Resit failed component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Analyse||Interpret biomechanical data such as kinematics, kinetics and EMG to assess human movement.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Assess the benefits and limitations of a range of measurement methods for the assessment of movement disorders.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Discuss the impact of disease and injury on human movement.|
|Conceptual||Create||Evaluate the potential of selected rehabilitation technologies for restoring function in people with movement disorders.|
|Procedural||Apply||Perform biomechanical analyses to quantify human movement in terms of kinematics and kinetics, using specialist software tools.|