Ithaca College Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences

Clinical Kinesiology Applied Anatomy (663-23600, 3 credits)

Course Syllabus

 

Instructor: John A. Sigg, Ph.D.,PT

319 Center for Health Sciences

Office Hours: 10-12 M & 11-12 W & by appt.

 

Lecture Location: Textor 103 Monday/Wednesday (9:00 9:50)

 

Laboratory Location: Center for Health Sciences 211

Section 02 Tuesday (9:25 - 11:15)

Section 03 Wednesday (11:00 - 12:50)

Section 04 Thursday ( 8:50 - 10:40)

Class Web Page:

http://www.ithaca.edu/faculty/sigg/kinesiology

 

Course Prerequisites:

663-12500 Anatomy

663-12600 Anatomy Lab

 

Course Description

This course examines the anatomical structures and mechanical aspects of human movement. Emphasis is placed on understanding the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal and articular systems. In addition, pathologies of upper and lower extremities and trunk will be examined as to contributions to abnormal patterns of posture, movement and locomotion. Basic neuromuscular and biomechanical principles are introduced. Laboratory exercises concentrate on the role of muscle and joint action during basic movements and the adaptations that can result from pathologic conditions. Students will be required to apply their knowledge of anatomy towards understanding individual joint function as well as the integrated function of several joints during complex activities such as normal human locomotion.

 

Course Objectives:

At the termination of this course, the student will be able to:

1.      Identify the surface anatomy of the muscular, skeletal, and neurovascular systems and structures in the limbs, trunk, and superficial head and neck.

2.      Identify the principles of kinematics and motion analysis as they apply to human movement.

3.      Understand the functions and limitations of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.

4.      Know the attachments, actions and movements produced by individual muscles and muscle systems.

5.      Understand the types of human movement and their causes

6.      Make assessments of movement capabilities based on qualitative anatomical analysis.

7.      Identify the source(s) of movement dysfunction that may originate from muscular, nervous, and/or bony tissues.

8.      Identify gait deviations and discuss potential source(s) of the deviations.

9.      Critically evaluate and discuss relevant literature pertaining to movement and movement dysfunction of the upper and lower extremities.

 

Teaching Methods:

Objectives will be met through a combination of lectures, discussion, case studies, and laboratory sessions. The lecture will provide for presentation of didactic material with incorporation of audio-visual materials including slides, models, and videotapes as appropriate. Students will use each other as models to identify surface anatomy and to analyze human movement in a laboratory situation. A clinical kinesiology web site has been established to enhance and extend the lecture and laboratory experiences. The student is required to use this site to access and print laboratory handouts, obtain supplemental lecture materials, and perform practice quizzes.

 

Course Requirements

Percentage

Written & Practical Evaluation:

Exams 40 %

Quizzes 10 %

Laboratory reports, practicals and participation 25 %

Final Exam 25 %

 

TOTAL 100 %

 

Note: Laboratory reports will be due at the beginning of the next laboratory period. Failure to do so will result in a zero for that lab. There will be no make up labs.

 

Attendance

Please refer to the college policy for attendance. You are responsible for all materials covered in lecture. Be forewarned, there will be information covered in lecture that is not presented in the book. I reserve the right to give unannounced quizzes as deemed necessary for either lecture or lab. There will be no make-up quizzes.

 

If you miss either the midterm or the final without a valid excuse as stipulated in the Student Handbook, A written exam consisting entirely of essay questions will be given as a makeup exam at a time that is mutually convenient for both the student and the instructor.

 

Academic Honesty

Students are expected to read the Student Handbook, section VI concerning student conduct. Failure to abide by these rules will lead to the stiffest of penalties.

 

Required Text:

Luttgens, K and Hamilton N: Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion. 9th Edition, Brown and Benchmark, Madison, 1997.

 

Referenced Texts:

Bridges, JM and Jensen, R: Kinesiology Laboratory Manual, Stipes Publishing L.L.C., Saginaw, 1999.

 

Norkin CC, Levangie PK: Joint Sturcture and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis. 2nd Edition, F.A. Davis, Philadelphia, 1992.

 

Soderberg, GL: Kinesiology: Application to Pathological Motion, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1997.

 


Course Outline:

 

WEEK DATES TOPIC LAB READINGS

1

08/30

Introduction

NONE

 

2

09/05 09/08

Neurology

Surface Anatomy & Anthropometry

Chapter 4

3*

9/11 9/15

Neurophysiology

Goniometry & electrical stim

 

4

9/18 9/22

Skeletal muscle

 

Chapter 3

5*

9/25 9/29

Shoulder

Shoulder Function

Chapter 5

6

10/02 10/06

Upper Extremity

Elbow, Wrist & Hand

Chapter 6

7

10/09 10/13

Hip

LAB PRACTICAL

Chapter 7

8*

10/16- 10/18

Lower Extremity

Hip

Chapter 8

9

10/23 10/27

Lower Extremity

Knee

 

10*

10/30 11/03

Spinal Column & Thorax

Ankle & Foot

Chapter 9

11

11/06 11/10

Pathology of Head & Trunk

Manual Muscle Testing

TBA

12*

11/13 11/17

Pathology of Shoulder / UE

Posture / Balance

TBA

13

11/20 11/24

THANKSGIVING

BREAK !

 

14

11/27 12/01

Pathology of Hip / LE

Gait Analysis

TBA

15*

12/04 12/08

Kinematic Analysis

Kinematic Analysis

TBA

16

12/11 12/15

TBA

LAB PRACTICAL

TBA

17

FINALS WEEK

FINAL EXAM

THURSDAY 12/21

1:30 4:00 pm

 

* Exam in Lab

 

Important Dates:

 

Labor Day

Monday September 4th

Add/Drop last day

Wednesday September 13th

Rosh Hashanah

Sept 30th Oct 1st

Yom Kippur

Oct 9th

Fall Break

Oct 18th (10:00 pm) Oct 22nd

Withdraw with a W

Friday November 10th