Biomechanical analysis forms a cornerstone of Physiotherapy practice in understanding 'normal' and 'abnormal' movement patterns and their effect on function. Biomechanics in Physiotherapy provides students with the necessary understanding of the concepts and theories around human movement including forces, levers, kinetics and kinematics. Students will also gain skills in completing a biomechanical assessment, critically analyse assessment findings and formulate appropriate diagnostics to guide management.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HPT2001

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Investigate biomechanical concepts and terminology including forces, levers, kinetics and kinematics;  
  2. Identify appropriate biomechanical assessments and justify the use of different measurement tools relevant to the clinical presentation;  
  3. Analyse and interpret biomechanical assessment findings to guide diagnostics and management plans; and  
  4. Apply biomechanical knowledge using case-based learning to clients across the lifespan and inclusive of indigenous and culturally diverse patient populations.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test (1hr) 15%
Assignment Written Assignment (1500 words) 40%
Practicum OSCE: (30mins) Practical assessment 45%

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