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Fall 2020 Physical Therapy M8125 section 081
KINESIOLOGY & BIOMECHANICS I
|Method of Instruction||Hybrid > 80%|
|Course Description||This is the first of a 2-part series. This is a comprehensive lecture/laboratory/seminar course in the first semester of the DPT curriculum which establishes foundational knowledge of normal human movement. Fundamental biomechanical and kinesiological principles, including kinematics and kinetics, of human movement are integrated with knowledge of anatomical structures under normal and pathological conditions. Each joint complex of the human body is scrutinized and integrated with a regional approach to human movement. The course begins with an introduction to the mechanical properties of connective tissue and muscle mechanics. Essential principles of biomechanics including gravity, friction, leverage, composition and resolution of internal and external forces in movement production are presented. These topics are integrated into kinesiology survey of the human body organized by anatomical region. Specific attention will be given to the relationship between anatomical structure and kinesiological function, joint classification, osteokinematics, arthrokinematics, muscle and ligament function, kinematic chains and alignment. There is an emphasis on kinematics and muscle function in normal functional movements. Pathological movement is introduced. The laboratory component highlights surface anatomy palpation with emphasis on structure identification, positioning, body mechanics and hand placement. Optional seminar classes are small group integrative discussion sessions in which students who wish to attend come with prepared questions on course material. Both lecture and laboratory incorporate observation and analysis of normal movement of the limbs and trunk, and selected examples.|
|Enrollment||75 students (82 max) as of 8:02AM Sunday, March 7, 2021|
|Division||College of Physicians and Surgeons: Physical Therapy|
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