Assessment of quality of movement of common movement tasks and their physiological cost Short Course

Assessment of quality of movement of common movement tasks and their physiological cost Short Course

  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day


School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Friday 20th Jan 2017, 9am-5pm

Entry Requirements:

Course Content

Course Outline:

The term “quality of movement” is frequently used by clinicians. However the measurement of quality of movement is often poorly defined. This workshop will consider different methods of clinical assessment of quality of movement and examine how biomechanics can add measure to allow this to be quantified.

This will include different methods of assessing displacement, velocity and acceleration of the whole of the body and parts of the body during different functional tasks and their impact on overall physiological cost.

These methods will be explored in more detail by a student led laboratory session using movement analysis equipment in the Movement Analysis Laboratory. This will include a consideration of different tasks and further exploration of the measurements which may be used to assess quality of movement.

Who should attend:

Allied Health Professions with an interest in human movement

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination

Academic Expertise

Prof Jim Richards

Professor Richards work includes the clinical application of biomechanics, the development of new assessment tools for chronic disease, conservative and surgical management of orthopaedic and neurological conditions, and development of evidence based approaches for improving clinical management and rehabilitation. The focus of Professor Richards work is to encourage inter-professional research and to develop direct parallels with research to the ‘real world’ of allied health work.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • understand how of quality of movement and physiological cost may be assessed and quantified
  • interpret linear and angular displacement, velocity and acceleration when considering quality of movement
  • interpret the different ways physiological cost may be presented
  • critically evaluate how these could be effective for the assessment of different conditions

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Fees & Funding

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Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£90 (catering and car parking are not provided)

How to Apply

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