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CHIR2103 – Chiropractic Sciences 3

2020 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor & Lecturer
Katie De Luca
By appointment
Convenor
Roger Engel
By appointment
Lecturer
Andrei Zvyagin
Tutor
Danny Cochran
Lecturer, Tutor
Benjamin Brown
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to BChiroSc and (CHIR1101 or CHIR113) and (CHIR1102 or CHIR114)
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of biomechanics and kinesiology. The focus of this unit will be the kinesiology of lumbar spine, pelvis and the lower extremity. This unit builds upon concepts in clinical anatomy taught in HLTH109. Reference is made to clinical biomechanics as it relates to the skills of observation, range of motion assessment, palpation, and muscle testing. Concepts in clinical decision making will be introduced. Chiropractic techniques of the lumbar spine and lower extremity will be introduced and developed.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Describe the kinematics and kinesiology of the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle and foot.
  • ULO2: Apply clinical techniques to physically assess the structure and function of the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle and foot.
  • ULO3: Apply chiropractic manual therapy techniques to the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle and foot.
  • ULO4: Correlate knowledge of structure and function of the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle and foot with findings obtained during clinical assessment.
  • ULO5: Apply basic research concepts in the analysis, interpretation and communication of an observational research study.
  • ULO6: Demonstrate specific knowledge and skills in conceptual physics (linear and rotational motion, forces and acceleration, impulses and momentum, levers and pulleys, and the application to joints).
  • ULO7: Develop respect and empathy for patients, and an ethical and professional attitude to health care.

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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Required text: Kinesiology: the Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement, Oatis. 3rd Edition, 2016.

Unit Schedule

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 LECTURE SCHEDULE

  Tuesday 11am-1pm. Lecture location: 17 Wallys Walk - Collaborative Forum.

  Required text: Oatis CA. Kinesiology : the mechanics and pathomechanics of human movement. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.   

  Week 1

 Introduction to Chiropractic Sciences 3. Katie de Luca.

 Reading: Required text chapter 1 & 32 p. 4-20, 564-585.

  Week 2  Conceptual Physics. Andrei Zvyagin.
  Week 3  Conceptual Physics. Andrei Zvyagin.
  Week 4  Conceptual Physics. Andrei Zvyagin.
  Week 5

 Structure and Function of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis. Ben Brown     

 Reading: Required text chapter 35, p. 621-649

  Week 6

 Hip: Structure and Function. Katie de Luca     

 Reading: Required text chapter 38, p. 688-702

  Week 7

 Hip: Mechanics and Pathomechanics. Katie de Luca     

 Reading: Required text chapter 39, p. 707-724

  MID SEMESTER BREAK
  Week 8

 Knee: Structure and Function. Pre-recorded online, Ben Brown.     

 Reading: Required text chapter 41, p. 739-762

  Week 9

 Knee: Mechanics and Pathomechanics. Ben Brown.     

 Reading: Required text chapter 42, p. 768-787

  Week 10

 Ankle/Foot: Structure and Function. Katie de Luca     

 Reading: Required text chapter 44, p. 808-832

  Week 11

 Ankle/Foot: Mechanics and Pathomechanics. Ben Brown     

 Reading: Required text chapter 45, p. 839-862

  Week 12

 Biomechanics of Normal Gait and Unit Summary. Ben Brown     

 Reading: Required text chapters 48, p. 893-913 

 

TUTORIAL SCHEDULE

Weeks 2-11: Tuesday 1/1 2-4pm and 2/1 4-6pm. Tutorial location: 11 Wallys Walk - 320 Chiro. North Lab.

Weeks 5-11: Thursday 1/2 1pm-3pm and 2/2 3-5pm. Tutorial location: 11 Wallys Walk - 320 Chiro. North Lab 

Weeks 2-4: Friday 1/3 9-11am, 2/3 11-1pm, 3/3 1-3pm and 4/3 3-5pm. 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Ave - 127 Physics Lab

      TUESDAY THURSDAY
Week 1  No tutorial No tutorial
Week 2  Lumbar spine observation, palpation and active movements Physics practical
Week 3  Lumbar spine passive movements, motion palpation and BLR setup Physics practical
Week 4

 Lumbar spine motion palpation, BLR setup and techniques, 

 Case Study 1

Physics practical
Week 5

 SIJ motion palpation, BLR setup and sacral rocking.

 Case Study 2

BLR feedback test
Week 6

 Hip observation, palpation, active/passive movements and functional assessment. 

 Case Study 3.

Motion palpation of the hip joint and chiropractic techniques.

Peer Review

Week 7

 Hip resisted assessment and soft tissue techniques. 

 Case Study 4

Hip joint chiropractic techniques.

Peer Review

MID SEMESTER BREAK
Week 8

 Knee observation, palpation, active and resisted assessment. 

 Case Study 5

Knee motion palpation and chiropractic technique.

Peer Review

Week 9

 Patella motion palpation and soft-tissue techniques. 

 Case Study 6

Knee chiropractic techniques.

Peer Review

Week 10

 Ankle observation, palpation, active and resisted movements.  Ankle/Foot AROM.  

 Case Study 7.

Ankle motion palpation and chiropractic techniques.

Peer Review 

Week 11

 Ankle/Foot/Toes passive movements and soft tissue techniques.

 Case Study 8

Foot and toes motion palpation and chiropractic techniques.

Peer Review

Week 12  Revision Revision
Week 13  OSCE.

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