Advanced Foot Anatomy & Biomechanics
|Course code PDTY2103||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
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 Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Podiatry program.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On 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.
|Content||1. Foot and ankle anatomy.|
2. Lower limb anatomy.
3. Gait analysis.
5. Podatric biomechanical theory.
|Assumed Knowledge||Year 1 of the Podiatry program|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Practical: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PDTY2103|