Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Vicenza)

Kinesiology and functional evaluation - CHINESIOLOGIA FUNZIONALE

Course code
4S007228
Name of lecturer
Valentina Lazzari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/48 - NURSING IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND REHABILITATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VICENZA
Period
FISIO VI 1A2S dal Mar 2, 2020 al May 15, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The student must be able to apply the principles of kinesiology (kinetic chains, agonist muscles, antagonists, synergists) instate and dynamic condition:
- maintaining posture (sitting and standing)
- postural passages with particular reference to the transition from sitting to standing position
- walking
- going up and down stairs
- upper limb functionality (reaching, grasping, manipulation)

Syllabus

1. Introduction to functional kinesiology
2. Movement and posture
3. The upright posture and sitting posture
4. Postural changes: sit-to-stand, supine-seated
5. upper limb functionality (Reaching and Reach- to Grasp): reasoning on agonists-antagonist- stabilization, considering the variability of the motor synergies
6. Gait analysis

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Neuman D.A. Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System Elsevier 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test:
- multiple choice questions
- short answer questions
- open-ended questions (kinesiological reasoning)





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