The subject Biomechanics is quarterly, and is taught in the 2nd course of the Degree in Physiotherapy.
The aim of this course is so that the student understands the basic biomechanical concepts, applying them to certain motor actions such as human balance and gait. It even includes disorders that occur in pathological gait, enabling the student to carry out an exhaustive observational analysis of the pathological gait of a patient.
With this subject, the student gains the basic biomechanical fundaments to analyze the balance and gait (normal and pathologic).
- Analytical and summary skills
- Problem solving
- Use and handling of the Information and Communication Technologies
- To examine and assess the functional status of patient / user.
- Assess the evolution of the results.
- Participate in health promotion and disease prevention.
- Apply the principles and theories of physics, biomechanics, kinesiology and ergonomics, in a physiotherapy orientation.
LESSON 1: Biomechanics introduction
LESSON 2: Cinematic of human movement
LESSON 3: Kinetic of human movement
LESSON 4: Static and Dynamic
LESSON 5: Normal gait
LESSON 6: Pathologic gait
LESSON 7: Biomechanics laboratory
- Cases Studies
- Knowledge tests: minimum weighting 20%, maximum weighting 70%.
- Portfolio: minimum weighting 10%, maximum weighting 35%.
- Dissertations: minimum weighting 5%, maximum weighting 35%.
- Reports: minimum weighting 10%, maximum weighting 35%.
- Coevaluation: minimum weighting 5%, maximum weighting 10%.
- Cooperative learning: minimum weighting 10%, maximum weighting 10%.
The subject language of teaching is Spanish.
- Lecture-based Class
- Case Study Method
- Cooperative Learning
- Self-regulated learning
- Dialogic learning