Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics for Physiotherapists

PHT60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HT3  Term 3

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 10 Sep 23

Results:
10 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
31 Jul 23

Census:
11 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


Aims and objectives

This unit consolidates knowledge and understanding of the neuro-musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics. Students will utilise anatomy and biomechanical principles to assess every day human movement and performance. This unit also examines the principles of exercise to enable students to design, monitor and evaluate individual and group exercise programs safely.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the clinical significance of the structure and function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system in the upper and lower quadrant
2. Apply knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to justify the rationale for assessment
3. Apply knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to justify the rationale for rehabilitation
4. Apply knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to inform health promotion and injury prevention
5. Evaluate and critique contemporary anatomy and biomechanics research that drives the potential for innovation