Motion Analysis MSc

School of Medicine

Study the technological aspects, and the fundamental and advanced concepts of motion measurement, combining anatomy, biomechanics, and clinical analysis

Date of entry

September 2023

Start date
September 2023
Duration
12 months
Study mode
Full Time
Location
Ninewells Hospital

Motion analysis is a component of motion medicine and can be a useful tool to analyse and draw conclusions on issues and potential treatment in a clinical setting. This course will give you an understanding of the principles of musculoskeletal movements and the methods to measure, analyse, and apply the findings.

The course covers a wide range of topics in the field of motion medicine, including clinical gait analysis, foot pressure analysis, clinical biomechanics, sports performance, ergonomics, rehabilitation, and physiotherapy. This course content will give you a strong understanding of the relationships between anatomy, biomechanics, and movement principles of human performance, and the clinical outcomes relating to these.

You'll start by learning the fundamentals of motion analysis. This includes essential anatomy, mathematics, and physics, as well as how to interpret and visualise motion analysis data.

You'll then learn motion measurement techniques, including motion capture systems, force and pressure devices, electromyograph and physiological measurement systems and how to record, analyse, and interpret data relating to these.

Once you've covered all the module content, and have a strong understanding of how anatomy, biomechanics, and motion analysis integrate, you'll carry out a research project in a relevant area of motion analysis allowing you to demonstrate and apply your skills and knowledge.

When carrying out research projects, you will learn to run the state-of-art motion analysis systems in a clinical gait lab, sports biomechanics lab and foot pressure analysis lab.

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