Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHTH 105 - Kinesiology I

(TP/SS only)

First of a two part course is the study of human movement. Provides an introduction to kinetics, mechanics, and science. Regional anatomy and kinesiology of the extremities is covered along with the skills of goniometry and MMT. PREREQUISITE(S): PHTH 101 , PHTH 102 , PHTH 104 , PHTH 112 , and PHTH 113 . COREQUISITE(S): PHTH 103 , PHTH 114 , and PHTH 116 . One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly PT 105.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Discuss the mechanical principles of kinetics as they relate to forces and loading in a musculoskeletal context.
  • Describe the relationship between the loading and direction of forces and movement in a musculoskeletal context.
  • Integrate the principles of physical laws and biomechanical principles to joint motion in a musculoskeletal context.
  • Apply mechanical principles to musculoskeletal system movement of the extremities.
  • Identify muscle origins, insertions, actions and nerve supply of the extremities accurately.
  • Measure and record active, passive and functional range of motion, muscle length and muscle strength of the extremities accurately.
  • Describe normal patterns of muscular, skeletal, and peripheral nervous system development across the lifespan.
  • Construct an accurate and complete kinematic analysis of a movement pattern in the upper and lower extremities.
  • Propose a clinical intervention (eg, resisted exercise, stretching, etc) to address dysfunctional patterns of movement in the upper and lower extremities.

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