Kinesiology and Biomechanics

PHTH 215   Kinesiology and Biomechanics

Course Title:                Kinesiology and Biomechanics.    
Code:                          PHTH 215.    
Hours:                         Lec – 3 Hr.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr – 3.
Prerequisite:                None.        
Level/Semester:           2nd level - Fall.
Department offering the course: Physical Therapy.

In this course the student will learn the basic concepts of biomechanics. Also, the course will cover motion description and analysis of human motion. Emphasis will be put on the description of the design and function of joints and muscles and pathokinesiology of movements including normal and pathological gait. Correlation will be done to transfer knowledge taken through this course into ergonomical planning and intervention.

At the end of this course the student will gain information related to body mechanics, human motion, regional biomechanics (kinetics and kinematics) of joints of both axial and appendicular systems, in addition to different topics related to normal and pathological gait, and instrumentations used in gait analysis.

Illustrated lecture using personal computer and data show. Assignments.
Group discussion

D. C. Snyder, Kinesiology foundations for OTAs., Thomson Delmar Learning, 2007.
D. A. Winter, Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement, 3 rd edition, John Wiley
and Sons, 2005.
J. Hamill, Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement, 2nd  edition, Lippincott Williams and
Wilkins, 2003.
J. Perry, Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function, 1st Slack, 1992.
M. W. Wittle, Gait Analysis, An Introduction, 3rd edition, Elsevier, 2003.
N. Hamilton, Kinesiology Scientific Basis of Human Motion, 12th edition, Mcgraw Hill, 2012. C.A. Oatis, Kinesiology: Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement, 2nd  edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2009.
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