Advanced Foot Anatomy & Biomechanics

Course code HUBS2108Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course will provide a detailed coverage of the musculoskeletal, neurological and vascular anatomy of the lower limb. In addition it will cover the biomechanics of abnormal lower limb action and different approaches to gait analysis (including podiatric theories).

This course is a Mandatory Program Component for Podiatry.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
Anatomy and Biomechanics
1. Understand the functional anatomy of the foot, ankle and lower limb.
2. Understand the principles of clinical gait analysis and apply theoretical knowledge to a clinical setting
3. Perform a gait assessment including static and dynamic function and integrate clinical findings with theoretical biomechanical knowledge to formulate an appropriate management plan
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of podiatric biomechanics and current biomechanical theory
5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the growth and development podiatric biomechanics as a discipline area and in relation to clinical studies
6. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of structural and functional abnormalities of the lower limb which result in pathology
7. Demonstrate an ability to integrate theoretical knowledge of podiatric biomechanics and gait analysis into the clinical setting
Content1. Foot and ankle anatomy
2. Lower limb anatomy
3. Gait analysis
4. Pathomechanics
5. Podatric biomechanical theory
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeYear 1 of the Podiatry program
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid semester examinations.
Examination: OralDuring semester
Examination: FormalWritten end of semester examination.

Students must perform satisfactorily in the formal assessment in order to be able to pass the course overall.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatry program