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Clinical Kinaesiology - 20 credits (HCT125)

Module leader

Dr Robert van Deursen


Shared module for healthcare professionals.

Programme Pathway

Optional module on MSc in Physiotherapy, MSc in Occupational Therapy, MSc in Neurorehabilitation , MSc in Heathcare Science .  Stand alone module for Healthcare Professions.

Prior Learning

All students must be in possession of a relevant qualification providing registration to practice as a health professional with two years post registration experience.  Students participating on a free-standing basis should have a background in Exercise and Sports Science, Movement Science, Bio-engineering, Clinical Engineering or equivalent study at BSc level.

Credit rating

20 at M level 

Notional learning time

200 hours 

Contact hours



The aim of this module is to give the student an advanced understanding of the biomechanics and motor control of the musculo-skeletal system and of movement analysis. Additionally, the static and dynamic effects of posture and movement in terms of stress to anatomical structures are explored. The module will make use of knowledge within these fields as well as neuroscience and movement psychology to explain and illustrate the themes discussed on different days. Students will already have a sound knowledge of gross anatomy and physiology and will be encouraged to develop a better understanding of the biomechanical aspects of joint movement and functional activities.