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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.
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
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).
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.
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.
1 Online Quiz(zes)
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
Frequency of Quizzes
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
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.
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
Information Technology Competence
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)
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.
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.
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.