CQUniversity Unit Profile
PODI12010 Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics
Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics
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General Information

Overview

This unit will provide you with comprehensive knowledge in functional anatomy and biomechanics of the lower limb specifically required in the profession of podiatry. A strong focus will be on the integration of anatomical structures and functions and how these both influence, and are influenced by the manner in which the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems work together. You will learn to use biomechanical terminology relating to the lower extremity that describes motion, position and structural abnormality. Theoretical principles, measurement techniques and gait analysis will also be investigated.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1 and ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2. PODI12006 Fundamentals of Pre-Clinical Podiatry Practice. Corequisite: PODI12009 Podiatry Clinical Practice 1.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2017

Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 30%
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. On-campus Activity
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Examination
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say - Student Feedback

Feedback

The repetition of information reiterated the importance of learning anatomy for the future workplace.

Recommendation

It is recognised that repetition is necessary for learning and can help students to learn better, but it is not sufficient for most learning. However, staff will continue to implement a variety of teaching and learning strategies to help memory including repetitiion, imagery and patterns in this combined foundational biomechanics and anatomy unit.

Feedback from Staff Reflection

Feedback

Need for anatomy focused podiatry staff to teach in future unit delivery.

Recommendation

Podiatry staff with a specific focus on the discipline of anatomy will be used for future delivery of this unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and explain the functional anatomy of all muscle, tendon and joint units of the lower limb
  2. Interpret the mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance
  3. Use the key biomechanical terms and principles relating to the lower extremity, which describe motion, position and/or deformity
  4. Perform a range of biomechanical assessments using quantitative measurement techniques, including assessment of their validity
  5. Analyse the gait cycle, its determinants and the related phases of human locomotion.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 30%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 50%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 30%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 50%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Clinical biomechanics of the lower exrtremities First (1996)

Authors: Ronald L. Valmassey
Mosby
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 978-0801679865
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Muscles: Testing and Function with Posture and Pain Fifth Review Edition (2005)

Authors: Florence Kendall
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
USA
ISBN: 978-0781747806
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

These textbooks are often cheaper to source through online bookshops such as Elsevier or Amazon. However please be mindful of longer shipping times for overseas purchases.

However, you can also support your University by purchasing at the CQUni Bookshop here.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Merridy Lithgow Unit Coordinator
m.lithgow@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 10 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Hip and gluteal anatomy

Chapter

Appropriate resources relevant to each week will be posted in Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 17 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Thigh anatomy

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 24 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Knee anatomy

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 31 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Leg anatomy

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 07 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Ankle and foot anatomy

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 14 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Lower limb surface anatomy

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 28 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Biomechanical principles

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Biomechanics of the ankle and subtalar joints

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Biomechanics of the subtalar and midtarsal joints

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Gait cycles

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Principles and practice of mechanical therapy

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 02 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 09 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 16 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

In all practical classes, students are required to wear the nominated uniform. Students must purchase their uniform from the bookshop. This uniform is separate to the mandatory clinical uniform. Please refer to the Podiatry Course Handbook for further detail.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz(zes)

Task Description

There will be one online quiz in week 7 covering content from weeks 1-5.

The quiz will consist of 30 questions, and will have a time limit of 60 minutes. The quiz will take place in a computer lab and is a closed-book task. Access to books, notes, websites (other than the quiz) and use of other electronic devices are prohibited during the quiz.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

The online quiz will be conducted during week 7.


Return Date to Students

The quiz will be marked electronically. Results will be accessible in Moodle through your MyCQU page.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and explain the functional anatomy of all muscle, tendon and joint units of the lower limb
  • Interpret the mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical and Written Assessment

Task Description

This assessment is an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). There will be a number of OSCE stations each designed to assess your knowledge and practical skills acquired during this course. A mix of station types and competencies will be tested in this assessment. There will be a combination of written answer stations and observer assessed stations.


Assessment Due Date

The OSCE will be conducted during week 10.


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (13 Oct 2017)


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and explain the functional anatomy of all muscle, tendon and joint units of the lower limb
  • Interpret the mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance
  • Use the key biomechanical terms and principles relating to the lower extremity, which describe motion, position and/or deformity
  • Perform a range of biomechanical assessments using quantitative measurement techniques, including assessment of their validity
  • Analyse the gait cycle, its determinants and the related phases of human locomotion.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title
On-campus Activity

Task Description

The activities covered in this unit cover professional podiatry skills, which are inherent requirements to meet the professional standards and are integral to you achievement of learning outcomes and assessment in this unit. At least 85% attendance at tutorial, practicals and/or workshops is therefore required to satisfactorily PASS this unit. The Unit Coordinator will keep attendance records for all classes. If you are unable to attend a class, you must notify the Unit Coordinator (in writing/by email) as soon as possible, with a medical certificate or statutory declaration supporting any absence. Failure to maintain a satisfactory attendance record may seriously undermine your ability to complete the unit.


Assessment Due Date

Attendance is recorded throughout the term


Return Date to Students

End of term


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and explain the functional anatomy of all muscle, tendon and joint units of the lower limb
  • Interpret the mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance
  • Use the key biomechanical terms and principles relating to the lower extremity, which describe motion, position and/or deformity
  • Perform a range of biomechanical assessments using quantitative measurement techniques, including assessment of their validity
  • Analyse the gait cycle, its determinants and the related phases of human locomotion.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
50%

Length
180 minutes

Details
No calculators permitted
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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