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Kinesiology


Module title:

Kinesiology

Module number:

1801265



Credits:

3 hours

Lecture time:

9
-
10 Sunday & Tuesday, 10
-
12 Thursday


Lecturer
:

Dr

Jennifer Muhaidat

Office hours:

12
-
2 Sunday & 1
-
3 Monday


Office number:

32
2

Office Phone:

5355000 ext 23215

E
-
mail:

j.muhaidat@ju.edu.jo




Faculty:

Rehabilitation Sciences



Department
:
Physiotherapy



Module description:

This module
aims to provide students with basic knowledge about kinesiology (
human
movement science). Basic structure of human joints and muscles of the upper and lower
extremities and the axial skeleton will be provided. Biomechanical principles will be covered.
Movement analysis in both normal and pathological conditions will be
discussed.


Module aims:



To introduce the fundamentals of kinesiology to the students



To revise the basic structures of human muscles and joints and apply the biomechanical
principles to these structures and their movement



To introduce the principles of m
ovements analysis and apply those on both normal and
pathological movement patterns


Learning outcomes:

By the end of this module the student will be expected to:



Be able
to
describe the structure of human joints and muscles



Apply biomechanical principles
to human movement



Provide a logical and coherent analysis of human movement in normal and pathological
conditions



Relate basic techniques of rehabilitation to biomechanical principles


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Module contents
:

Chapter One

(
week 1
):
Introduction to
kinesiology





Wh
at is
kinesiology
?



Kinematics



Osteokinematics



Arthrokinematics



Kinetics



Musculoskeletal forces



Musculoskeletal torques



Muscle and joint interaction



Musculoskeletal levers


Chapter two (week
2
):
Basic structure and function of human joints



Classification of

joints based on movement potential



Classification of synovial joints based on mechanical analogy



Histologic organisation of periarticular connective tissue



Types of periarticular connective tissue



Bone



Effects of immobilisation on periarticular tissue and

bone



Brief overview of joint pathology



Chapter three (week
4
):
Basic structure and function of human muscles



Introduction to the structural organisation of skeletal muscles



Muscle morphology



Muscle architecture



Generation of force



Isometric muscle force



Concentric and eccentric muscle activation



Activation of muscles via the nervous system



Causes of muscle fatigue in healthy people



Changes in muscles with strength training, reduced use and ageing


Chapter four

(
week

5

&
6
):
Biomechanical principles



Newto
n’s laws



Introduction to movement analysis:

3




Anthropometry



Free body diagram



Forces and torques



Static analysis



Dynamic analysis


Chapter
five

(week
7
):
The shoulder complex



Revision of osteology and arthrology: general features, connective tissue and kine
matics



Muscle and joint interaction


Chapter
six

(week
8
):
Elbow and forearm



Revision of osteology and arthrology: general features, connective tissue and kinematics



Muscle and joint interaction


Chapter
seven

(week
9
):
Wrist and hand



Revision of osteology

and arthrology: general features, connective tissue and kinematics



Muscle and joint interaction


Chapter
eight

(week
10

& 11
):
Axial skeleton



Revision of osteology and arthrology: general features, connective tissue and kinematics



Muscle and joint interac
tion



Kinesiology of mastication and ventilation


Chapter nine (week 12
):
Hip



Revision of osteology and arthrology: general features, connective tissue and kinematics



Muscle and joint interaction


Chapter
ten

(week
s

13
):
Knee



Revision of osteology and arthr
ology: general features, connective tissue and kinematics



Muscle and joint interaction


Chapter
11

(week
s

14
)
:
Ankle and foot



Revision of osteology and arthrology: general features, connective tissue and kinematics



Muscle and joint interaction


4


Chapter 12
(week 15):
Kinesiology of walking



Spatial and temporal descriptors



Displacement and control of body centre of mass



Joint kinematics



Energy expenditure



Muscle activity



Kinetics



Gait dysfunction


Attendance
:

Students are required to attend all classes. Beyond absence of 15% of the course sessions,
the student will not be allowed to sit for the final exam.


In
-
Class behaviour:

Professional behaviour is expected during classes. No side conversatio
ns. No cell phones.
No arriving late to classes. Students caught cheating or attempting to cheat during exams
will be assigned ZERO grade in that exam and will be reported to the Dean.


Course evaluation
:

Assessment tool

Mark as a percentage

Midterm exam

30%

Course project

15
%

Quizzes and participation

10%

Final exam

45
%


Methods of teaching:



Power point presentations



Group activity



Individual tasks


Project:

Students will be asked to work in groups and they will be asked to analyse the movement
patter
n of a specific body part in relation to pathology. They will be asked to provide a
videotaped

movement

and a 10 minute presentation.


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Required readings:



Neumann D.A
. 2010. Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system: foundations for
rehabilitation, 2
nd

ed.
Missouri, Mosby Elsevier



Houglum P.A & Bertoti D.B.2012. Brunnstrom’s Clinical kinesiology, 6th ed.
Philadelphia, Davis company