Module Details

HS165-4-FY-CO: Anatomy And Pathophysiology For Physiotherapy Practice

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Year: 2016/17
Department: Health and Human Sciences
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Staff
Supervisor: Barry Pryer
Teaching Staff: Barry Pryer, Jackie Clarke, Victor Utti
Contact details: Hannah Bodsworth hlbods@essex.ac.uk 01206874496

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

To introduce the students to the Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the human body with direct relevance to physiotherapy practice. The module will cover appendicular and axial anatomy, cardio-vascular-pulmonary anatomy and physiology, peripheral and central nervous system anatomy and physiology. The common pathophysiological disorders associated with the systems will be considered. The module will be delivered alongside Core Physiotherapy Skills module.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to;

-Describe the processes associated with inflammation, healing and repair of body tissues
-Describe the structure and function of the neuro-musculoskeletal systems in the appendicular skeleton and the common pathophysiological processes associated with them.
-Describe the structure and function of the neuro-musculoskeletal systems in the axial skeleton and the common pathophysiological processes associated with them.
-Describe the structure and function of cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the common pathophysiological processes associated with them.
-Explain the principles of cardiovascular and respiratory mechanics and physiology
-Describe the structure of the peripheral and central nervous systems
-Explain the principles of the physiology and function of the peripheral and central nervous systems and the common pathophysiological processes associated with them
-Describe the anatomical and physiological changes of the musculoskeletal, cardio-pulmonary and nervous systems associated with lifespan development.

Module content
-Lower and Upper Limb anatomy - bones, joints, muscles, nerves
-Lower and Upper limb kinesiology, biomechanics and joint kinematics
-Brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve structure and function
-Patterns of neural processing
-Nerve conduction and synaptic transmission
-Pain
-Neural reflexes
-Spinal and pelvic anatomy and pathophysiology
-Structure and function of cardiovascular and respiratory systems
cardiovascular and respiratory mechanics and pathophysiology
inflammation and healing of tissues
-Long term conditions such as COPD, OA, RA, MS and PD
-Acute conditions such as pneumonia, ligament and muscle injuries, peripheral nerve injury, CVA.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Theory and practical sessions with small group tutorial sessions and self directed learning and formative assessment.

Assessment

75 per cent Coursework Mark, 25 per cent Exam Mark

Exam Duration and Period

1:00 during Summer Examination period.

Bibliography

  • Field D Hutchinson JO (2006) Anatomy Palpation and Surface Markings 4th edition Oxford Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
  • Gould BE (2006) Pathophysiology for the Health Professions 3rd edition Philadelphia Saunders
  • Trew M & Everett T (eds) (2005) Human Movement An Introductory Text 5th edition Edinburgh Elsevier Churchill Livingstone
  • Palastanga N, Field D, Soames R (2009) Anatomy and Human Movement: Structure and Function 5th ed. Edinburgh, Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Shamley D (Ed) (2005) Pathophysiology: An essential text for allied health professionals. Edinburgh, Butterworth Heinemann.

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