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 - 2021

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. Presentation
Weighting: 40%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%

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 Staff reflection

Feedback

Teaching 2 hour lectures over zoom was challenging.

Recommendation

It is recommended to have shorter lectures and longer interactive tutorial sessions.

Feedback from Informal feedback from students

Feedback

Students enjoyed the practical aspect of this unit, including the use of a motion capture app to analyse gait, a pedograph to get obtain footprint for analyses and plaster casting the feet.

Recommendation

It is recommended to continue engaging students with interactive practical sessions, making use of emerging technology.

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 - Presentation - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%

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 - Presentation - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Clinical biomechanics of the lower exrtremities First (1996)

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

Additional Textbook Information

If you prefer to study with a paper text, you can purchase one at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code).

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 styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Malia Ho Unit Coordinator
m.ho@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Overview of unit

Biomechanics of Human Bone Growth and Development

Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Articulations

Bones in the lower limb and landmarks

Pelvis, femur, tibia, foot bones,

Hip, knee, and ankle joints

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Muscle
Biomechanics of Human Lower Extremity
Muscles in the lower limb

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Kinematic concepts of Human Movement

Hip Joint, Knee Joint, Ankle joint assessments (Open chain)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Kinetic concepts of Human Movement

Subtalar Joint, Midtarsal Joint, 1st and 5th rays, 1st MPJ (Open chain)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Clinical Placement:

Block Practical Session: Hip, Knee, Ankle joint assessment

Review Drawing Calcaneal bisection lines ;Palpating STJ Neutral Placing STJ in neutral, MTJ pronated and locked, 1st and 5th rays, 1st MPJ

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz Due: Week 6 Wednesday (25 Aug 2021) 11:30 am AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Overview of podiatric biomechanics

Static weight bearing assessments (Foot type classification)

Subtalar Joint, Midtarsal Joint, 1st and 5th rays, 1st MPJ assessment (Closed chain)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

The gait cycle

Dynamic assessments:

Walking Video Gait analysis (Kinematics)

Dynamic gait analysis:

Drawing graphs of range of motion of hip, knee and ankle (Sagittal) and subtalar joints (Frontal)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Walking Gait analysis (Kinetics)

Data interpretation from force/ pressure-time curves

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Presentation Due: Week 9 Wednesday (15 Sept 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Clinical Placement:

Block Practical Session:

NCSP/ RCSP,

Gait analysis using 2D video analysis

Gait analysis using plantar pressure measurement

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment Due: Week 12 Wednesday (6 Oct 2021) 11:30 am AEST
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.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz

Task Description

The Online Quiz is will cover content from Weeks 1-5. 

The online quiz is an open book assessment task consisting of multiple choice, short and long answer questions. Students will be required to log in on Moodle to attempt the quiz. More information regarding the online quiz will be provided at the start of the term. 



Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Wednesday (25 Aug 2021) 11:30 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Wednesday (8 Sept 2021)

2 weeks from sumbission


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

The online quiz will assess your ability to identify, describe and explain the functional anatomy of all muscle, tendon and joint units of the lower limb. You will be required to interpret the mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts in the context of human physical performance. 


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
  • Perform a range of biomechanical assessments using quantitative measurement techniques, including assessment of their validity


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Presentation

Assessment Title
Presentation

Task Description

This assessment task is made up of an oral presentation worth 40% and should include content covered from Week 1 - 8. You will present a PowerPoint presentation and also answer questions from your peers. You may choose to present 'live' in class or play a pre-recorded presentation. You will need to be present to answer questions during the question and answer session. 

The topic of the oral presentation will be discussed and agreed upon during the term with your Unit co-ordinator. The oral presentation will be 20 minutes long with 5 minutes for a question and answer session. This assessment task is an individual presentation. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Wednesday (15 Sept 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Please submit your powerpoint presentation on your Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Wednesday (29 Sept 2021)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

The presentation will be marked according to a specific rubric which will be made available at the start of the term. 

The time limit of the presentation (20 minutes) will be strictly adhered to, and any additional content presented beyond the 20 minute time limit will not be assessed by the marker.




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
  • 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
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

The written assessment will be in the form of an in-class test that you will need to complete on-campus. 

The in-class test will be 120 minutes long, and is a closed book assessment task.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Wednesday (6 Oct 2021) 11:30 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Wednesday (20 Oct 2021)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

You will be marked according to an answer key specifically made for this assessment task. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Use the key biomechanical terms and principles relating to the lower extremity, which describe motion, position and/or deformity
  • Analyse the gait cycle, its determinants and the related phases of human locomotion.


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

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

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.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?