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Clinical Biomechanics (CHI457)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Deals with biomechanics of the spine and extremities as well as examination and skills. The clinical biomechanics component provides advanced training on forces and reactions applied to the human frame with particular emphasis on the spine. The biomechanics of common musculoskeletal injuries will be reviewed. The practical component incorporates review of orthopaedic examination and findings from a biomechanical perspective.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should:
1. Be able to explain and apply the biomechanics and functional anatomy of the various joints and soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system.
2. Identify the theoretical difference between normal and abnormal biomechanics for each region of the body
3. Be able to palpate all relevant related structures of the body with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology and their presentation on palpation.
4. Be proficient and efficient at range of motion assessment and motion palpation of the spine and extremities.
5. Demonstrate proficiency in the manipulative techniques applied to the spine and extremities.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 x 1 hour per week; Workshop (Practical) 1 x 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Lecture content of weekly topics is delivered face-to-face or online where necessary, with the opportunity to discuss components of the content and ask questions. Practical classes provide students with an environment to develop and practice their practical skills related to manipulative technique, further reinforcing prior knowledge. Additionally, the practical classes also aim to encourage active participation and engagement in the weekly topics.
Assessment Students will be examined on their understanding of the unit content by a mid-semester theory assessment, a final theory assessment and a final practical assessment.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc, BClinChiro), and successful completion of Years 1 to 3, or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions CHI247 Clinical Biomechanics
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc)+(BClinChiro) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
CHI457
Ms Sasha Aspinall
Lecturer Clinical Chiropractic

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2114
e: Sasha.Aspinall@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.056 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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CHI457

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Ms Sasha Aspinall
Lecturer Clinical Chiropractic

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2114
e: Sasha.Aspinall@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.056 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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