HSC205 - Clinical Biomechanics and Kinesiology

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Subject Title
Clinical Biomechanics and Kinesiology

Subject Description
Human movement and biomechanics will begin with an introduction to basic biomechanical concepts, including sheer, strain, stress, elasticity, recoil, compression, and plasticity. The biomechanical structure of bone, cartilage, tendon, fascia, muscle and ligament will be explored in detail. Next, the course will consider equilibrium and the centre of gravity in static and ambulating individual. In this context, the variety of assistive devices available to those who have challenges with mobility will be understood in an applied environment. The course will be completed after reviewing the remodeling and healing properties of living tissue in response to external and internal disruptions in homeostasis.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand and explain the basic concepts and principles associated with biomechanics and kinesiology.
2. Express, using the appropriate terms, how specific forms of human movement act in synergy with specific kinetic forces.
3. Discuss the histology and biomechanical properties of given tissues in health and disease, including features of remodeling.
4. Identify the bones, muscles, and associated structures of the upper and lower limbs.
5. Apply the biomechanical and kinematic concepts of the limbs to typical daily movement.
6. Predict the kinetic outcomes in an individual with compromised upper and lower limb integrity.
7. Describe the biomechanics and kinematics of the axial skeleton in health, and mechanical changes that occur in the spine with specific disorders.
8. Through the practical application of gait sequence analysis, propose assistive devices for individuals having selected mobility disorders.
9. Evaluate and justify the various forms of therapy for the treatment of orthopedic disorders from within the therapeutic recreational, allopathic and complimentary health care fields.

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