Recognise the implications of different foot types on foot function
Demonstrate a general understanding of the effects of damage to this system and the resulting loss of normal body function.
Using the case based examples, appreciate the defining factors of soft tissue and osseous pathologies and how they affect foot function and gait.
The changes to human locomotion during growth, development and the ageing process (from paediatric to adult to geriatric).
Adaptation of the human gait cycle and lower limb to unfamiliar terrains and circumstances (surfaces, sight, age, direction, angle).
Discussion of some of the national service frameworks that are currently in existence that link with MSK Podiatry.
Foot types and all theoretical perspectives.
Soft tissue and osseous foot pathologies will be introduced, covering Hallux abducto-valgus deformity, lateral ankle sprain, peroneal tendon and nerve pathology.
Using a case based approach some basic pathology will be delivered with dissection and theory integration, including the effects on foot and lower limb function.
Teaching and learning strategies
Key note lectures including external clinicians providing links to clinical practice. Case based approach to learning with anatomy dissection integrated. Small group work. On-line learning materials such as discussion boards, wikis and interactive anatomy packages. Anatomy models, bones and plastinated specimens. Revision sessions and tutorials. Use of SHP Human Movement Laboratory with practical workshops and links to concurrent dissection and clinical podiatry modules. Practical sessions will be used to explore the biomechanical principles of lower limb function.
Module team support; directed resources (on-line and text); ALS; information services support; student services support, use of DVD/ online anatomy package, StudentCentral.
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Palastanga, N, Soames R.W., Field D. (2006) Anatomy and human movement: structure and function. 5th ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Watkins. J. 2009. The Pocket Podiatry Guide. Functional Anatomy. Churchill Livingstone
Winston R. (2005) Body: an Amazing Tour of Human Anatomy. UK: Dorling Kindersley.
An 1800 word case study on the changes to gait through either the ageing process or a simple biomechanical dysfunction, addressing the assessment of the patient. (LO 1-5)
Brief description of module content and/or aims (maximum 80 words)
This module will further develop students understanding of the concepts of human locomotion and its adaptations. It will provide students with a sound knowledge of the principles of biomechanics and their application of functional anatomy. It will introduce students to case based pathology and their effects on foot function and gait.
Area examination board to which module relates
Maria Young, Bev Durrant & Full-time academic team.