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PEDO 1050 - Functional Anatomy and Pathology of the Foot and Ankle

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3
Course Description: This course explores the relationship between mechanical principles and forces affecting human locomotion.  The course expands into the study of pathological gait and functional loss impacting orthotic design for the foot and ankle. The student will also concentrate on the effects of disease, trauma and malformation of the foot and ankle
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  with a grade of C or higher. PEDO 1040  or concurrent enrollment. 
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
1. Anatomy of the Lower Limb

  1. musculoskeletal anatomy

2. Biomechanics of the Lower Limb

  1. principles of mechanics as they relate to human motion
  2. orthotic lever forces
  3. three point pressure systems

3. Normal and Pathological Gait

  1. terminology used in gait analysis
  2. principles of human locomotion and determinants of gait
  3. kinetic and kinematic principles of normal and pathological gait
  4. gait analysis tools

4. Common Pathologies in Pedorthic Practice

  1. diseases
  2. congenital
  3. trauma
  4. deformities

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify elements and function of lower limb anatomy.
  2. describe the biomechanics of the lower limb.
  3. identify normal and pathological gait.
  4. discuss the common pathologies in pedorthic practice.

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