ALLH12008 - Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the functional anatomy and biomechanics, of human movement generally, but of locomotion more specifically. A strong focus will be on the integration of anatomical structures and functions and how these both influence, and are influenced by the manner in which the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems are integrated.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:

  • ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1
  • ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2
  • PSIO11003: Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2

Co-requisite:

  • PSIO12001: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail
4. Practical Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students had a high number of assessment tasks from each of the units undertaken during Term 1 that was noted to be highly demanding. Have Your Say, In Class. While I do not have any control over assessment items in other units, an attempt will be made to spread the assessment load as able. The timing of the Written Assessment will likely be moved to earlier in the term. This may assist in easing the assessment load at the end of term, allow students to access greater feedback through the term and also allow marking time during a quieter period for staff to ensure prompt return of assignments.
Students would like to review their quizzes individually. Have Your Say, In Class. Staff are continuing to find a resolution to the quiz review problem which in previous years involved the issue of students taking screen shots of non-released examination material. There may be the potential for students to have a specified supervised time in a computer lab. If they are not using their personal computer or tablet, this could afford them the opportunity to review their quiz without being able to take and save screen shots.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and analyse mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance.
  2. Explain and interpret key biomechanical principles and relate these to human function, including gait and other functional activities.
  3. Perform a range of biomechanical assessments using quantitative measurement techniques, including assessment of their validity.
  4. Recognise the scope of biomechanical principles in the management of patients.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)  
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Practical Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence    
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)  
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - On-campus Activity              
4 - Practical Assessment      

Prescribed Textbooks

Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system: Foundations for rehabilitation
Author/s: Donald A. Neumann Year: 2016
Edition: 3rd Edition Publisher: Mosby Elsevier
City: St. Louis State: Missouri
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Neuromechanics of Human Movement
Author/s: Enoka, RM Year: 2008
Edition: 4th edn Publisher: Human Kinetics
City: Champaign State: IL
Country: USA
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJaquelin Bousie (j.a.bousie@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to course, overview of assessment tasks.

Introduction to biomechanical analysis. Introduction to problem solving and qualitative and quantitative analysis of movement.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Biomechanics of bone and cartilage.

Structure, function and biomechanical principles of joints.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Biomechanics of skeletal muscle.

Kinesiology of the hip. Osteology, arthrology, mechanics and pathomechanics.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Kinesiology of the knee. Osteology, arthrology, mechanics and pathomechanics.

Body size: Effect of maturation, age.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Kinesiology of the ankle. Osteology, arthrology, mechanics and pathomechanics.

Damage and wear of joints.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Summative assessment: Online Quiz 1.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Kinesiology of the foot. Osteology, arthrology, mechanics and pathomechanics.

Gait: Kinesiology of walking, running, jumping.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Gait: Clinical gait presentations.

Adaptability of the motor system: Acute adjustments, chronic adaptations; effects of age, immobilisation, exercise, injury.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Kinesiology of the axial skeleton. Osteology, arthrology, mechanics and pathomechanics.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Summative assessment: Written Assessment submission.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Posture: Stand, sit, lie, balance and postural control.

Kinematics and kinetics of lifting, occupational health and safety.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Kinesiology of the shoulder. Osteology, arthrology, mechanics and pathomechanics.

Biomechanics of throwing and swimming.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Kinesiology of the elbow and wrist. Osteology, arthrology, mechanics and pathomechanics.

Kinesiology of the hand. Osteology, arthrology, mechanics and pathomechanics.

Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system. (3rd ed.). Missouri, St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Summative assessment: Online Quiz 2.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision.

Refer to Moodle page for any additional resources.

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Revision and examination preparation.

Practical Assessment - may be scheduled within Week 1 or Week 2 of the CQUniversity Examination period.

Have Your Say - Course Evaluation

Exam Week 12-06-2017

Practical Assessment - may be scheduled within Week 1 or Week 2 of the CQUniversity Examination period.

Have Your Say - Course Evaluation

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Online Quiz(zes) Information

There are two online quizzes:

  • Quiz 1 (15%) will occur in Week 5. It will assess content from weeks 1-4.
  • Quiz 2 (15%) will occur in Week 11. It will assess content from weeks 1-10.

Both quizzes will consist of up to 20 questions and will have a time limit of 50 minutes. Questions may be randomly generated from a question bank so that the quizzes may appear differently for each student. Access to books, notes, websites (other than the quiz) and the use of other electronic devices are prohibited during the quiz. Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 may be scheduled outside of regular timetabled sessions.

The quizzes will consist of some or all of these categories:

  • Multiple choice questions.
  • Fill in the missing word(s) questions.
  • Questions relating to multimedia material (e.g. images, videos).
  • Short answer questions.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.


Number of Quizzes 2
Assessment Due Date Quiz 1 in Week 5 and Quiz 2 in Week 11.
Return Date to Students Results will be assessible on Moodle within two weeks of the submission date.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice, fill in the missing word(s) questions, questions relating to multimedia material (e.g. images, videos) and short answer questions will be marked numerically and awarded a percentage mark.

Submission Online

Students must submit this item to be eligble to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and analyse mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance.

2. Explain and interpret key biomechanical principles and relate these to human function, including gait and other functional activities.

4. Recognise the scope of biomechanical principles in the management of patients.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Written Assessment Information

The Written Assessment will investigate functional anatomy and biomechanical analysis in the clinical environment. Students will be provided with a number of clinical case scenarios, of which they will select one for their assessment task. For their chosen clinical presentation, students will outline a biomechanical analysis they view as important to complete and discuss why this may be relevant to the presenting 'patient'. This will require them to describe the biomechanical analysis, address how they would perform it (within the clinical environment) and discuss its relevance to the 'patient' both in regards to assessment and determining appropriate treatment. This will be informed by evidence based practice and current literature.

The Written Assessment will be 1600 words, providing comprehensive but concise information. It will be submitted in Week 8.

Referencing will follow the APA format.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

Assessment Due Date The Written Assessment will be due for submission on Friday in Week 8 of Term 1.
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will become available within two weeks of the assessment submission.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Refer to the ALLH12008 Assessment Rubric Form: Written Assessment

The assessment rubric for this assessment task is based on the Australian Standards for Physiotherapy, the Accreditation Standard set by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Instrument. These quality frameworks are mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes, and are intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Students must submit this item to be eligble to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and analyse mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance.

2. Explain and interpret key biomechanical principles and relate these to human function, including gait and other functional activities.

4. Recognise the scope of biomechanical principles in the management of patients.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title Hurdle
Task Description

At least 85% attendance of tutorial/practical sessions is required for a PASS grade. This minimum attendance requirement of 85% is recommended by the Australian Physiotherapy Council for all tutorials and practical sessions. If there is a genuine reason for being absent, students need to inform the Unit Coordinator as soon as possible.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit. The monitoring of attendance will take into consideration legitimate reasons for absence, as outlined in the aforementioned CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, and these will not be counted as an absence for the purpose of this attendance requirement.


Assessment Due Date End of Term 1.
Return Date to Students End of Term 1.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A PASS grade is required in order to pass this unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Students must complete this item to be eligble to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and analyse mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance.

2. Explain and interpret key biomechanical principles and relate these to human function, including gait and other functional activities.

3. Perform a range of biomechanical assessments using quantitative measurement techniques, including assessment of their validity.

4. Recognise the scope of biomechanical principles in the management of patients.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

Practical Assessment Information

The Practical Assessment involves questions that may be based on anatomical models, images, videos and/or clinical scenarios. Questions will incorporate the theoretical foundation of biomechanical and functional anatomy concepts while analysing their relationship with clinical presentations. It will assess observational, practical, analytical, problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills.

The Practical Assessment is a closed book examination. Access to books, notes, websites (other than the examination) and the use of other electronic devices are prohibited during the examination.

Policies and Procedures

The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

Supplementary Assessments

As per the CQU Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, students will be notified regarding final unit grades, including the provision of Supplementary Assessments, prior to the official Certification of Grade date for Term 1. All Supplementary Assessments will be granted in accordance with the Grades and Results Procedures policy. Supplementary Assessments will be required to be completed within the two weeks following Certification of Grades.

Assessment Due Date The Practical Assessment will take place during the CQUniversity Examination Period.
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will become available with the official release of final unit grades, as determined by the CQUniversity Certification of Grades Term 1 date.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Practical assessment questions will each be marked to provide a numerical score with students awarded an overall percentage mark.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A minimum mark of 50% is required to pass this unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Students must submit this item to be eligble to pass the unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and analyse mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance.

2. Explain and interpret key biomechanical principles and relate these to human function, including gait and other functional activities.

3. Perform a range of biomechanical assessments using quantitative measurement techniques, including assessment of their validity.

4. Recognise the scope of biomechanical principles in the management of patients.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice




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