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EG555K: REHABILITATION ENGINEERING AND BIOMECHANICS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 03 Nov 2023 15:46


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 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Poster Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 36

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided on an individual basis through Blackboard. Half the credit will be for the poster design and content, and half will be for presentation and question answering.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateEvaluate the potential of selected rehabilitation technologies for restoring function in people with movement disorders.
ConceptualEvaluateDiscuss the impact of disease and injury on human movement.

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Feedback

Report on biomechanical analyseis based on OpenSim, incorporating introduction, theoretical analysis, simulation results and discussion.
Feedback provided via comments on the report returned through MyAberdeen

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateAssess the benefits and limitations of a range of measurement methods for the assessment of movement disorders.
ProceduralAnalyseInterpret biomechanical data such as kinematics, kinetics and EMG to assess human movement.
ProceduralApplyPerform biomechanical analyses to quantify human movement in terms of kinematics and kinetics, using specialist software tools.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit failed element in same format

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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.
ProceduralAnalyseInterpret biomechanical data such as kinematics, kinetics and EMG to assess human movement.

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