SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1B126087
Module Leader Jackie Locke
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module will provide the student with the learning opportunities to understand morbid and functional anatomy of the spinal column, spinal cord, pelvis, hip, lower limb and foot. The anatomy of arterial, venous, lymphatic and neurological systems of the lower limb are included. This module will also cover basic aspects of human development and gait.


Osteology of the vertebral column, pelvis and lower limb. Arthrology of the vertebral column, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle and joints of the foot. Myology of the lower limb. Movements of the major joint complexes of the lower limb, both passive and active. Anatomy of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems of the lower limb. Anatomy of the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves of the lower limb. Paediatric anatomy: gestation, neuromuscular milestones, gait development, intoeing gait, toe deformities paediatric flat foot. The gait cycle. Phasic activity of muscles of the lower limb.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion students should be able to:1. Identify the structures of the lower limb.2. Understand and explain correctly the components of the musculoskeletal, circulatory and nervous systems of the lower limb3. Explain anatomy in relation to bi-pedal function.4. Describe simple mechanical principles in relation to the function of the lower limb.5. Describe paediatric development in relation to the function of the lower limb.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Keynote lectures to establish a sound theoretical framework. Tutorials to clarify, reinforce and integrate knowledge. Practical sessions to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge to the living subject and to enhance communication skills. IT teaching packages. Use of radiographic images Portfolio - worksheets, conducted on weekly basis, collated to form a portfolio. Formative assessment

Indicative Reading

Field & Hutchinson (2006) Field's Anatomy Palpation and Surface Markings. Butterworth-Heinemann Frowen, P, O'Donnell, M, Burrow, JG, and Lorimer DL (2010) Neale's Disorders of the Foot. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier Gosling. JA et al (1996) A Colour Atlas of Human Anatomy Mosby-Wolf Logan BM & Hutchings RT (2012) McMinn's Colour Atlas of Foot and Ankle Anatomy. 4th Ed. Elsevier Saunders Romanes G (1986) Cunningham's manual of practical anatomy Vol.1 Oxford University Press Sarrafian SK (1993) Anatomy of the foot and ankle: descriptive, topographic, functional. Lippincott Kirtley C (2006) Clinical Gait Analysis. Churchill Livingstone. Whittle MW (2012) Gait Analysis: An Introduction. 5th Ed. Butterworth-Heinemann Journal of Foot and Ankle Research Clinical Anatomy British Journal of Podiatry The Foot <>

Transferrable Skills

Independent study skills; Self-motivated learning; Communication skills; Observational skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 48.00
Independent Learning (FT) 108.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 01 2.00 60.00 35% Exam: L03; L04; L05
Exam (Dept) 01 1.00 40.00 35% Exam: L01; L02