Study the technological aspects, and the fundamental and advanced concepts of motion measurement and clinical analysis.
The distance learning MSc in Motion Analysis is designed to provide an understanding of the principles of musculoskeletal movements and the methods to measure and analyse movements based on clinical applications by leading experts in Foot Pressure Analysis, Clinical Gait Analysis, Simulation and Modelling, and Instrumentation and Modelling.
The programme is delivered by the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research within the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at the TORT Centre, University of Dundee.
Motion Analysis MSc
This distance learning MSc degree at the University of Dundee is the first postgraduate degree in the world in the field of motion analysis and clinical gait analysis.
The online course focuses on the application of motion analysis to activities such as clinical gait analysis, foot pressure analysis, clinical biomechanics, sports performance, ergonomics, rehabilitation, animal locomotion, film special effects and activities of daily living.
Graduates of the course will be able to contribute to team work with a more profound knowledge of the inter-relationship between anatomy, biomechanics, movement mechanism of human performance at all levels and clinical outcome. You will be able to use these skills and knowledge to successfully increase your level of integration of anatomy, motion and biomechanics within your respective professions and disciplines at an advanced teaching and research level.
On graduation, you will be able to demonstrate the following:
- The ability to analyze the relationship between movements, anatomy, and biomechanics
- The assessment of patient gait in clinical practice, for example, cerebral palsy, stroke, amputee and orthopaedics
- The evaluation of foot deformity, shoe design and pressure for patients, for example, clubfoot children, young football players, and for shoe manufacturers
- The modelling of a musculoskeletal system such as a multi-segment foot/hand
- The techniques of modelling a musculoskeletal system, for example, a musculoskeletal model of lower limb during movements
- The analysis of musculoskeletal movement with rehabilitation device such as wheelchair propulsion or crutch supported walking
- The assessment of muscle activities in various rehabilitation and sport exercises such as cricket, climbing and rowing
- The need for continuing education for higher degree in motion analysis
Who should study this course?
This programme is suitable for students at graduate level from medicine, podiatry, physiotherapy, physiology, sports, science, engineering, sports exercise, and clinical health professions.
This course is designed for distance learning. It enables those in full-time employment to gain recognized professional qualifications without having to take a career break. Online learning allows you to learn at your own pace, using specially designed materials, at times which fit best into your daily routine.
Our programmes are particularly suitable for healthcare professionals and others who are unable to take time offwork for full-time study but wish to enhance their career prospects and professional development. Employers are usually very supportive of staff that demonstrate their motivation and ambition in this way and may even offer to contribute towards fees. Distance learning course fees are usually significantly less than fees for full-time in-house courses.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Aims of the programme
The programme is intended to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the technological aspects, and the fundamental and advanced concepts of motion measurement and clinical analysis.
How you will be assessed
The modules are assessed by a combination of written examination and continuous assessment. In addition, the research project, undertaken by those studying towards an MSc, is assessed by dissertation and oral examination.
What you will study
This is a modular course, which includes a foundation module, plus the following subjects:
- Motion Measurement
- Fundamentals in Motion Analysis
- Advanced Motion Analysis
For more details, visit the course website.
In addition, those studying for an MSc undertake a research project in a relevant area.
- Clinical gait analyst in heathy service system
- Clinical foot pressure expert in podiatry clinic
- Physiotherapist with the skill in motion analysis
- Advanced researcher in motion analysis for research institute
- Advanced scientists in national sports training/completive centre
- Qualified teacher and researcher in higher education
- Motion analyst in sport exercise
- Scientific researcher in biomechanical modelling
- Various motion analysts in shoe/sports/rehabilitation equipment manufacturers
I’ve recently just got a job at the University of Western Australia as a lecturer. The knowledge I gained doing the MSc in Motion Analysis has enabled me to apply and get the position at this University but it has also given me the skills to decide on actually extending and doing further study and tackling my PhD.
I enjoyed the whole experience and it’s definitely one of the most memorable experiences that I’ve had during my whole academic career, or academic life so far. I will always treasure the times I spent in Dundee and the people that I worked with. It was definitely most rewarding.
Students must normally hold a degree or professional qualification acceptable to the Head of Division or Programme Director, for example, engineering, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, nursing or medicine.
English Language Requirement
English Language Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.
The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.
|Fee status||Fees for students starting academic year 2019-20|
|Scottish and EU students||£3,300 (PGCert), £6,600 (PGDip), £9,900 (MSc) - fees shown are the total you will pay for that qualification
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
|Rest of UK students||£3,300 (PGCert), £6,600 (PGDip), £9,900 (MSc) - fees shown are the total you will pay for that qualification
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£3,300 (PGCert), £6,600 (PGDip), £9,900 (MSc) - fees shown are the total you will pay for that qualification
See our scholarships for International applicants
You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.
Examples of additional costs:
|One off cost||Ongoing cost||Incidental cost|
|Graduation fee||Studio fee||Field trips|
*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.
- may be mandatory or optional expenses
- may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
- vary depending on your programme of study
- are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable
Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.
For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.
Please contact us via email to request an application form.
Dr Weijie Wang
+44 (0)1382 383518