MODULE DETAILS

 

Biomechanics and Assistive Technology DBEBAT617

Nominal duration: 48 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers the basic principles of assistive technology and biomechanics, biomechanical applications, hardware and software used in assistive technology, and current and future trends.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop a basic understanding of biomechanics for application to the assessment of forces and their effects on the musculoskeletal system under static and dynamic conditions.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 2.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Embedded Microcontrollers DBEEMC606

Anatomy and Physiology for Engineering DBEAPE610

Biomedical Instrumentation – Diagnosis and Treatment  DBEBMI615

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Outline the basic principles of assistive technology and biomechanics

2.    Explain common applications of biomechanics

3.    Explain the application of hardware and software in assistive technology

4.    Outline examples of current and future developments in assistive technology

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Outline the basic principles of assistive technology and biomechanics

1.1

Explain the salient aspects of assistive technologies in biomedical engineering

1.2

Outline the basic attributes of biomechanics

1.3

Outline basic principles of ergonomics and kinesiology as applied to the musculoskeletal system

2

Explain common applications of biomechanics

2.1

Outline the application of biomechanics with specific reference to:

(a) Clinical and gait analysis

(b) Cardiovascular dynamics

(c) Mathematical modelling of joints

(d) Rehabilitation biomechanics

(e) Strength and conditioning

3

Explain the application of hardware and software in assistive technology

3.1

Outline common software tools available for assistive purposes

3.2

Outline common the hardware available for assistive purposes

4

Outline examples of current and future developments in assistive technology

4.1

Identify and explain current assistive technologies in:

(a) Personal emergency response

(b) Sports

(c) Orthotics

4.2

Outline at least two future trends in assistive technology

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

 

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

 

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • MATLAB

Hardware

  •  N/A