Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module will introduce students to anatomy and biomechanics in relation to movement and function. Students will study in detail the ‘normal’ structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. The module will consist of both theoretical, practical and laboratory components, giving students the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills.
The module will provide the underpinning knowledge required for the development and application of assessment skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice.
This module will cover the following:
Using anatomical terminology
Biomechanical properties of bone, tendon, ligament and muscle
Introduction to tissue healing and repair
Surface anatomy of the lower, upper quadrant and spine
Skeletal, joint and soft tissue anatomy of the lower, upper quadrant and spine
Joint assessment and range movement
Analysis of movement- the gait cycle
A student passing this module should be able to:
All elements of assessment must be passed in order to pass the module.
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