National Taiwan University

School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy

Course Syllabus in Seminar in Dynamic Joint Stability/ 2007

Course Number: 428 M1590

Course Name: Seminar in Dynamic Joint Stability

Course Credit:  1

Instructors: Wang S-F OfficeRoom 310, phone: 33228139

Year Level: Master students

Schedule & Place : Wednesday 6:30-7:20 pm

Practice Room in the school of physical therapy

Course Description:

The classical approach to understand the structure and function of the human body is based on anatomical dissection.  This approach has gained much information about the global muscles of the body.  Recent emphasis is on the deep core muscles and their roles in dynamic joint stability.  The focus of this seminar is to target this current issue. The structure and function of the cervical spines will be discussed in terms of morphology, biomechanics and motion analysis.  Therapeutic exercise, surgical intervention, and biomechanical model will be reviewed and discussed.

 

General Objectives of the Course:

After completing this course, the students would be able to

1.      understand the structure and function of cervical spines.

2.      understand the biomechanics and motor control of the static and dynamic joint stability.

3.      understand the surgical approaches and biomechanical model of the cervical spines.

4.      understand the role of deep muscles in joint stability.

5.      understand the development, current issues, and future trends in basic and clinical approaches of cervical spines.

 

Contents:

 

Time

Topic

Instructor

Week 1

Introduction- cervical spines: structure, biomechanics and function; development, issues and trends

Dr. Wang

Week 2

Discussion and literature review

cervical spines: structure, biomechanics and function

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 3

Discussion and literature review

cervical spines: structure, biomechanics and function

Dr. Wang, Chai

Week 4

Vacation

 

Week 5

Cervical dynamic stability: biomechanics and motion analysis

Dr. Chai

Week 6

Discussion and literature review

Cervical dynamic stability: biomechanics and motion analysis

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 7

Discussion and literature review

Cervical dynamic stability: biomechanics and motion analysis

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 8

Physical therapy for cervical disorder:

development, issues and trends

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 9

Discussion and literature review

Physical therapy for cervical disorder

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 10

Discussion and literature review

Physical therapy for cervical disorder

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 11

Discussion and literature review

Physical therapy for cervical disorder

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 12

Surgical approaches for cervical disorders

development, issues and trends

Dr. Lai

Week 13

Discussion and literature review Surgical approaches for cervical disorders

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 14

Discussion and literature review

Surgical approaches for cervical disorders

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 15

Biomechanical model of cervical spine:

Development, issues, and trends

Surgical approaches for cervical disorders

Dr. Wang

Week 16

Discussion and literature review

Biomechanical model of cervical spine:

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 17

Discussion and literature review

Biomechanical model of cervical spine:

Drs. Wang, Chai

Week 18

Final report

Drs. Wang, Chai

 

Grading System:

Mid-term report and participation: 50%

Final report: 50%