ECTS - Biomechanics and Kinesiology II

Biomechanics and Kinesiology II (PTR210) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Biomechanics and Kinesiology II PTR210 2 0 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Basic knowledge on mechanics/pathomechanics of columna vertebralis, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle joint/foot and shoulder-arm komplex, elbow and wrist are given. A student who successfully completes the course is expected to have acquired the competency to carry the theoretical knowledge to the pathological conditions of loer and upper limbs and spine.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describes the normal motion/function and make comparisons with pathological conditions.
  • Describes the anatomic and mechanical characteristics of columna vertebralis and compares with pathological conditions; learns preventative factors, ergonomic principles and importance of exercise.
  • Learns mechanic and pathologic features of pelvis, hip, knees, ankle and foot, questions the knowledge to analyse.
  • Learns the kinematic and kinetic data for the dynamic activities of lower limbs.
  • Defines mechanical and pathological conditions of shoulder-arm complex, elbow, wrist, hand and uses this knowledge in practice.
Course Content Mechanics and pathomechanics of columna vertebralis, mechanics and pathomechanisc of pelvis, hip, knee, ankle joint and foot, mechanics and pathomechanics of shoulder-arm komplex, elbow, wrist and hand.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Clinical Examples Read the relevant topic from the source
2 Kinematic Analysis Methods Read the relevant topic from the source
3 Muscle, Joint, Bone Mechanics Read the relevant topic from the source
4 Kinesiological Electromyography İlgili kaynaktan konunun okunması
5 Human Movement: Synthesis and Analysis Read the relevant topic from the source
6 Three-dimensional Motion Analysis Read the relevant topic from the source
7 Mechanical and pathomechanical properties of columna vertebralis Read the relevant topic from the source
8 Pelvic mechanics and pathology Read the relevant topic from the source
9 Midterm Exam Week
10 Hip joint mechanics and pathomechanics Read the relevant topic from the source
11 Knee joint mechanics and pathomechanics Read the relevant topic from the source
12 Foot-ankle joint mechanics and deformities Read the relevant topic from the source
13 Shoulder-arm complex mechanics and pathomechanism Read the relevant topic from the source
14 Mechanism of elbow joint and pathomechanics Read the relevant topic from the source
15 Hand-wrist mechanics pathology İlgili kaynaktan konunun okunması
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Human Movement Explained. Butterworth-Heinemann Ldt. Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford 1996.
2. Nordin M, Frankel VH. Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System. Second Edition. Lea&Febiger , USA, 1989.
3. Soderberg GL. Kinesiology. Second Edition. William&Wilkins a Waverly Company, Baltimore, 2005.
4. Lippert LS. Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy. Fourth Edition. F. A. Davis Company, USA, 2006.
5. Levangie PK, Norkin CC. Joint Structure and Function: a Comprehensive Analysis. Fourth Edition. F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, 2005.
6. White AA, Panjabi MM. Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine. Lippincott Williams&Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1990.
7. Valmassy RL. Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremities. Mosby, 1996.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having knowledge about biomedical concepts and principles related to physiotherapy and rehabilitation (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, biomechanics, motor control, medical imaging, pharmacokinetics). X
2 Having knowledge about concepts and principles related to personality characteristics, psychosocial and cognitive factors affecting behavior and illness. X
3 Develop research methods including clinical practice, evaluate publications, gain the ability to practice research results in practice. X
4 To be able to use information resources in health services, to collect data, to report, to have knowledge and competence level of clinical organization. X
5 Having knowledge about the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation (Neurological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal system diseases and rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, orthosis rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, urogynecologic and obstetric rehabilitation, physiotherapy in rheumatologic diseases) and their evaluation and treatment theories. X
6 To have access to scientific knowledge in the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, to have the knowledge of monitoring, evaluating and applying current literature. X
7 Having knowledge about movement sciences (biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise principles) and neurophysiology, sense-perception-motor integration, motor learning, biopsychosocial, body mechanics, ergonomics and treatment theories. X
8 To have knowledge of evidence-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation practices to protect and improve the health of patients and healthy people in different environmental areas (hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing home, industry, home, school, work, sports, recreation area) X
9 To acquire the ability to analyze, synthesize and interpret accumulated information that leads to one or more useful hypotheses, to develop recommendations for solving clinical problems based on research and evidence, and to be able to make a diagnosis of physiotherapy. X
10 Respect for deontological characteristics in the gathering of knowledge and having a critical scientific hold in interpreting knowledge. X
11 To be able to apply physiotherapy techniques, methods and ability to determine intervention strategies. X
12 Be able to develop the attitude of being creative, determined, patient-oriented, having teamwork understanding. X
13 To be able to acquire inter-agency relations, communication and common service development skills. X
14 Considering the indications, contraindications, risks and precautions to be taken in relation to physiotherapy interventions, gain the ability to independently plan and apply therapy in the direction of cooperation with physicians. X
15 Taking responsibility as an individual and team member to solve complex and unforeseen problems encountered in the fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. X
16 To be able to produce knowledge and compatible for development in direction of lifelong learning and effective interdisciplinary working principle. X
17 Developing research methods involving clinical practice, evaluating publications, gaining the ability to practice research results in practice. X
18 Having the ability to learn basic principles of evidence-based practices, to identify learning objectives and resources, to access resources efficiently /quickly. X
19 Having the ability to communicate with patients or healthy individuals, their families, different social groups and other health professionals. X
20 Using information resources in health services, collecting data, reporting, managing the clinical organization. X
21 To be able to use information and communication technologies, to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. X
22 To be able to be role model for colleagues and society with knowledge,skills,values and attitudes. X
23 To be able to determine the tasks, rights and responsibilities related to the physiotherapy profession, to be able to behave in accordance with professional ethics, principles and standards. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 75