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PODI13008 Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb
Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb
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General Information


In this unit you will be presented with common structural and functional variations of the lower limb as seen in podiatry practice. You will learn the aetiology, clinical diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic lower limb conditions. You will refine and develop your knowledge and skills in clinical gait analysis and biomechanical assessment which will be used to assess and diagnose biomechanical conditions of the lower limb. This will incorporate various motion analysis devices and medical equipment in the assessment and treatment of biomechanical conditions in a podiatric context.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: PODI12010 Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics. To be enrolled in this unit, students must be enrolled in CB86 Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course. Co-requisites: PODI13007 Podiatry Clinical Practice 2 and PODI13010 Sports in Podiatry Practice.

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 1 - 2022


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

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This information will be available on Monday 10 January 2022
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


Students enjoyed the two day biomechanical placement in the student-led clinic. Students had to methodically work through all the assessments in the biomechanical assessment form.


The two day clinical placement should continue in this format so that students get hands on practice on every assessment on the form.

Feedback from Have your say


The lecture content was interesting and well organised. The lecturer explained all the concepts very well, tying the theoretical content to the practical assessments.


The content of the unit should continue in this format and follow the biomechanical assessment form closely. This allows students to relate the biomechanical theories learnt in this unit, to practical clinical assessments.

Feedback from Have your say, unit coordinator reflection


Students felt anxious about not receiving the last assessment task results and feedback. This was due to an oversight on the part of the unit-coordinator who completed all marking on time, but did not 'unhide' the marks on the Grades set up page after all student marks were uploaded.


It is recommended that the unit-coordinator remembers to click on the 'unhide marks' feature on the Grades page once all marking is complete. Students may also have to provide timely feedback to the unit-coordinator if they do not see their marks within the assessment return time frame set out on their unit profile.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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