Biophysics with biomechanics
 
Module: Physiotherapy
ECTS: 6
Contact hours – lectures: 40
Contact hours – seminar: 20
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 30
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject:
Year of study: First
 
Biophysics with biomechanics              

Contact hours – lectures: 40
Contact hours – seminar: 20
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 30
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject:  
Education providers:  
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences: BIOMECHANICS
Introduction to physics and measurement theory
Measurement theory
Physics as an interdisciplinary science
Historical view
Measurement theory

Human biomechanical system in motion
  • human body
  • motion
  • energetics
  • biomechanics of knee and muscles
  • anthropometric data, locomotion, ...

Knowledge and understanding:

Student will be able to:
  • recognise and define basic laws of biomechanics,
  • identify parameters of body segments,
  • identify and evaluate kinematic and kinetic parameters of human motion, with measurement principles,
  • define the need and select the valid muscle diagnostic (EMG, TMG, isokinetic, etc.),
  • use the biomechanical analysis and collaborate in the expert team.

Student will be familiarized with actual measurement technology, procedures, movement analysis and interpretation of results.
 
Student will learn to approach analytically and interdisciplinary in solving problems and transfer his knowledge from theory to practice.
 
The course content incorporates basic knowledge needed for transfer from natural sciences, technologies to social and humanistic sciences. It is directly linked to kinesiology, sport, ergonomics, methodology.
 
Student will learn skills for data collection, interpretation, measurement techniques, reporting (oral and written), identification and solving problems, synthesis, writing manuscripts, interpreting scientific articles, work in a research teams.
Mandatory references:
  • Strnad, J., 2007. Fizika 1. del: Mehanika, Toplota. Ljubljana: Društvo matematikov, fizikov in astronomov. 
  • Winter, D.A., 2004. Biomechanics and motor control of human movement, 3rd ed. New York: J. Willey.
Recommended references:
  • Wood, T. & Zhu, W., 2006. Measurement Theory and Practice in Kinesiology. Champaign: Human Kinetics.
  • Enoka, R.M., 1994. Neuromechanical basis of kinesiology. Champaigne: Human Kinetics.
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods: seminar work (40%)
written examination (60%)