Course: Foot Biomechanics

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Course title Foot Biomechanics
Course code KDE/DDBN
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Krbcová Helena, Doc. akademický malíř
  • Augustinová Barbora, MgA.
  • Baďurová Jitka, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Open lesson - Anthropology feet. 2. Development phase. 3. Human anatomy. 4. Anatomy of the limbs. 5. Children footed. 6. Adult footed. 7. Health aspects of the development of children's feet. 8. Health aspects of the development of adult feet. 9. The shoe for the proper functioning legs. 10. Walking, running. 11. Sports. 12. The most common feet diseases. 13. Special shapes of shoes. The course includes basic information about the biomechanics of human system motion and biomechanics of barefoot and shod feet. It covers the basics of anatomy, functionality deals with growing legs, and feet healthy patients (children, sports, DIA, pregnancy, etc.) then describes the construction and proportionality hooves and manufacture of orthopedic shoes. In the course of lectures students will deal with anthropology, will be familiarized with the different developmental stages and their influence on human anatomy and its limbs. They cover all aspects of health as the development of children's feet and legs of an adult, and needs arising for shaping shoes, proper function and leg and walking. They wll also be taken into account in terms the most common diseases that require special shape of shoes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture with practical applications, Collaborative instruction, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Task-based study method, Individual study, Lecture with visual aids, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 35 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 5 hours per semester
professional knowledge
learning outcomes
Student will have basic knowledge of basic knowledge of biomechanics of human system motion and biomechanics of barefoot and shoe feet. Student will handle the basics of human anatomy focusing on the anatomy of the limbs. Student will be able to design a properly working shoes (or a special shape).
teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids
Multimedia supported teaching
Task-based study method
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Individual study
Students' portfolio
One-to-One tutorial
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Dungl, P. Ortopedie a traumatologie nohy. 1989.
  • Klementa, Josef. Somatometrie nohy : Frekvence některých ortopedických vad z hlediska praktického využití v lék., školství a ergonomii. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1988.
  • Rušavý, Z. Diabetická noha. 1998.
  • Řihovský, R. Anatomie a fyziologie. Ruka a noha ve vztahu k odívání a obouvání..
  • Valenta, J., Porada, V., Straus, J. Biomechanics. 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art Fashion Design, specialization Shoe and Fashion Accessories Design (3) Art and applied art 2 Summer