Module Title:   Biomechanics and Human Biodynamics

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2308L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Youseffi

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr J Buckley

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
The biomechanics part of this module (semester 1) aims to review the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. To evaluate human movement and analyse normal and abnormal movement.The human biodynamics part of this module aims to carry out the most important physiological measurements for the clinical assessment of human body including blood pressure, electrocardiograph, spirometry (lung/pulmonary function), peak expiratory flow, skin analysis (moisture, oil and softness/roughness), metabolic rate and kidney, i.e. to measure metabolic rate at rest and for exercising subjects.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Deeper understanding is developed during tutorial classes, and further enhanced using the laboratory class. Oral feedback is given during the laboratory sessions and tutorial classes. Written assessment will concern the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module and the formal examination will assess the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.
The biomechanics (JB&MY) part of the module will be assessed via a two-hour written classroom test including one compulsory question based on practical aspects in week 12.
Supplementary for the biomechanics part will repair deficiencies in the original submission.
Students will be assessed on their ability to manage, present and interpret data; solve problems systematically using scientific methodology; review and evaluate the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system; implement techniques for analysing motion.
For human biodynamics (MY) part of this module (semester two) the learning outcomes are assessed using formal examination (70%) and laboratory reports (30%). This is conducted in accordance with the normal university rules.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   126.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Review and evaluate the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
1.2 Implement techniques for analysing its motion

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Describe human movement and perform movement analysis

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Manage, present and interpret data
3.2 Solve problems systematically using the scientific method.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Examination - closed book

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Biomechanics (semester one): Classification and nomenclature of directions, planes, axes and human movement. Identification of key bones, classification of joint types, their structure and motion. Identification of muscle types and key muscle groups. Muscle function, power, fatigue and EMG. Qualitative kinematics - systematic description of human movement and identification of pathology. Quantitative kinematics - techniques for quantifying movement and applications of kinematics. Gait analysis - the gait cycle, key measurements, clinical applications. Sports biomechanics.
Human Biodynamics (semester 2): The most important physiological measurements for the clinical assessment of human body including blood pressure, electrocardiograph, spirometry (lung/pulmonary function), peak expiratory flow, skin analysis (moisture, oil and softness/roughness), metabolic rate and kidney, i.e. to measure metabolic rate at rest and for exercising subjects, to estimate body composition, i.e. to measure body mass index (BMI), body fat content and lean body mass using the bioelectric impedance (BI) technique, Oxygen-haemoglobin measurement using the pulse oximeter and to examine urine and blood with normal values only by assessment. Finally to study the flow behaviour of common substances such as polymer melts, body fluids such as synovial fluid, blood and clotted blood.

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