SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1B322749
Module Leader Jackie Locke
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

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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. Prosection of the lower limb. The gait cycle. Phasic activity of muscles of the lower limb.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion students should be able to:1. Understand and explain correctly the components of the musculoskeletal, circulatory and nervous systems.2. Identify, and relate to the living subject, the structures and function of the lower limb.3. Describe gross anatomy in relation to bi-pedal function.4. Describe simple mechanical principles 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. Prosection. 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 Gosling. JA et al (1996) A Colour Atlas of Human Anatomy Mosby-Wolf Abrahams et al (2004) McMinn's colour atlas of human anatomy. 5th Ed. Mosby Logan BM, Singh D & Hutchings RT (2004) Foot and Ankle Anatomy. 3rd Ed. Mosby 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 (2006) Gait Analysis: An Introduction. Butterworth-Heinemann Journal of Foot and Ankle Research Clinical Anatomy British Journal of Podiatry The Foot http://www.gla.ac.uk/ibls/US/fab http://www.anatomy.tv

Transferrable Skills

Independent study skills Self-motivated learning Communication skills Observational skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Practicals (FT) 48.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Independent Learning (FT) 96.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 60.00 35% Summative (Unseen) MCQ & Essay
Exam (School) 1.00 40.00 35% Summative (Unseen) Spotter Exam