Entry and Admissions
School of Health Sciences
No Partner College
Thursday 25th January 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm
Who should attend?
All clinicians and other Allied health and medical professionals.
This workshop aims to take students from a reasonably low level of knowledge to understanding the key mechanisms of how the body works in biomechanical and physiological terms and how this relates to normal function and what can compromise normal function.
This will include an overview of the mathematical and mechanical principles which allow us to study the mechanics of the body.
Case study examples will be used to create discussion on the concept of function and dysfunction.
Who should attend:
Allied Health Professions with an interest in human movement
Learning Environment & Assessment:
Attendance without examination
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:
- apply the principles of biomechanics to determine clinically useful information from different assessment techniques
- discuss the functional relevance of different parameters
- critically evaluate the parameters that could be effective for the assessment of different conditions
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