HSPT502 – Movement Science I

Module code
Module title
Movement Science I
To introduce? basic biomechanical assessment and treatment principles including planes of motion, joint position and kinematics, manual muscle testing, range-of-motion testing, neurodynamics, connective tissue biomechanics and therapeutic touch.
  • HS1901
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Terminology: Range of motion, joint positions, planes of movement
Introduction to joint kinematics (upper limb, lower limb and axial skeleton)?
Introduction to the principles of?neurodynamics?and neurodynamic testing?
Introduction to?connective tissue biomechanics?
Basic?manual muscle testing,?muscle length testing and?range of motion assessment (goniometry)?procedures?
Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing posture, including observation, alignment and common postural presentations?
Introduction the therapeutic touch including Miri Miri, Romi Romi, Western massage techniques and cultural, gender, age, safety, ethical and legal considerations Methodological concepts relevant to manual testing (reliability, validity, sensitivity, specificity)
Clinical reasoning theory, concepts and practice
Culturally responsive and effective communication, using verbal and written forms?
Learning Outcomes
1. Apply basic biomechanical principles of joint, muscle and nerve kinematics and kinetics to the measurement and evaluation of human physical function.?
2. Appropriately select and safely and correctly demonstrate basic evaluation procedures commonly used in the diagnosis of joint, muscle and nerve kinematics and kinetics.
3. Describe theory and concepts of clinical reasoning to the measurement and evaluation of joint, muscle and nerve kinematics and kinetics.?
4. Appraise age, gender, cultural and ethical factors that may impact on measurement and evaluation of physical function.?
5. Communicate in an effective, culturally responsive manner in verbal and written forms.?
Assessment Criteria
*This assessment must be passed to pass the module - Practice Based Assessment 30%.

The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.??
Students need to provide evidence against all learning?outcomes, and?gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.??

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