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 - 2019

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. Examination
Weighting: 50%
4. On-campus Activity
Weighting: Pass/Fail

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

Feedback

Students had expected the unit to be much harder. There were more than 100 slides per topic in previous years. However, this year, each lecture had no more than 30 slides. The students appreciated that the material was just enough to understand the content but not overload. Complex concepts were simplified and a summary was provided in the following lecture to reinforce knowledge.

Recommendation

The difficulty students often face in taking this unit nearly a year after the pre-requistie unit in anatomy will continue to be addressed through the use of focused content and succinct lecture slides.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

The return of assessment tasks timing was very prompt, so students were not left wondering how it went.

Recommendation

The Unit Coordinator will continue to provide prompt feedback to facilitate student progression and learning in the unit.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

This unit also focused on lower limb biomechanics, which required a prior knowledge of science subjects such as physics. Students who did not have a background in Math and Physics found it difficult to understand concepts such as torque, moments and ground reaction forces.

Recommendation

It should not be assumed that all students have a background in Year 12 Physics and Maths. Whilst the lectures have to continue in a similar pace in order to cover the content, more time could be spent going through these concepts in small groups, such as during tutorials and practicals. The first six weeks focused on functional anatomy, whilst the later 6 weeks focused on biomechanics. The unit co-ordinator will investigate introducing the biomechanical content earlier so that students have more time to understand key concepts and ask questions during the term. The feasibility of providing individual Zoom sessions should also be explored for the students who require extra help in these basic science topics.

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

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
Malia Ho Unit Coordinator
m.ho@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 15 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Overview of Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics

Kinematic Concepts of Human Movement

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 2 Begin Date: 22 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Kinetic Concepts of Human Movement

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Biomechanics of Human Bone Growth and Development

Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Articulations

Revision: Bones and Joints of the Lower Limb

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 05 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Muscle

Biomechanics of Human Lower Extremity

Revision: Muscles of the Lower Limb

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 12 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Block Practical Sessions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 19 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 26 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

The Gait Cycle

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz Due: Week 6 Thursday (29 Aug 2019) 9:00 am AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 02 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Linear and Angular Kinematics of the Lower Limb During Gait

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 09 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Linear and Angular Kinetics of the Lower Limb During Gait

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 16 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Review and Block Practical Sessions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 23 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Review week for OSCE

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 30 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

OSCE (20%)


Practical and Written Assessment Due: Week 11 Thursday (3 Oct 2019) 9:00 am AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Review Week for Examination

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

On Campus Activity Due: Week 12 Thursday (10 Oct 2019) 1:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 21 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Attendance: As per the University’s recommendation that "All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes,” students should also be aware that there is clear evidence to show that attendance rates are directly related to academic progress. It is therefore in your best interest and strongly recommended in the Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course, that you attend all scheduled learning activities to support your learning.

Uniform: 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 details.

Block Placements: Students in Rockhampton campus will attend weekly practical sessions during the weekly timetabled practical time. Sydney campus students will have self directed learning sessions and therefore are not required to attend weekly practical sessions. Sydney campus students will attend block practical sessions in weeks listed with block practicals. Rockhampton campus students will have self directed learning sessions during block practical weeks. 

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online quiz

Task Description

The Online Quiz in week 6  (29th August 2019) will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions. Content from weeks 1 - 5 will be included.

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



Number of Quizzes


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Thursday (29 Aug 2019) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Thursday (10 Oct 2019)


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

The assessment on week 11 (3rd October 2019) will include a number of written and practical stations, each up to 10 minutes in length. The assessment will examine your clinical knowledge of functional anatomy of the lower limb. Based on written clinical scenarios you will be required to discuss (either verbally and/or written) and/or perform aspects of biomechanical assessments of the lower limb and analyses of the walking gait cycle. You will also be expected to complete relevant patient documentation. All assessments may be video and/or audio-recorded for moderation purposes. You are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes before the allocated start time for the assessment and to wear full clinical uniform with enclosed shoes. This assessment is closed book.      


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Thursday (3 Oct 2019) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Thursday (10 Oct 2019)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

In order to be eligible to PASS this assessment, you must achieve a minimum overall grade of 50%.

If you do not meet the above criterion of a minimum overall grade of 50%, you may be eligible for a supplementary assessment providing you meet the requirements as stipulated in the CQUniversity Grades and Results Procedure and this will be determined by the Unit Coordinator.



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

You will be expected to complete a number of compulsory competency tasks that forms part of a checklist.

The competency tasks will be made available to you at the start of term. Each competency task will be completed during tutorial and/or practical sessions and your attendance and participation is compulsory. More details and information regarding the on campus activities will be made available at the start of term. 



Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Thursday (10 Oct 2019) 1:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Thursday (10 Oct 2019)


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

The on-campus activities in this unit consists of competency tasks relating to professional biomechanical assessment skills, which are inherent requirements to meet the professional standards. Satisfactory completion of these activities on-campus are integral to your achievement of learning outcomes and assessment of this unit and other units within the course. Participation in ALL competency tasks is required for you to satisfactorily PASS this unit. 

If you are unable to attend campus, you must notify the Unit Coordinator (in writing/by e mail) as soon as possible, and provide a medical certificate or statutory declaration supporting any absence within five (5) working days. If the required documentation is not provided to the Unit Coordinator within the stipulated time frame, you will be marked as ‘Absent’ for the session. Failure to demonstrate a satisfactory competency record for on-campus activities will seriously undermine your ability to complete this unit and will result in a ‘Fail’ grade. 



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
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Closed Book
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