Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2018
Descripció:
En aquesta assignatura es descriuen formalment la mecànica dels sòlids, dels fluids i dels camps electromagnètics com a base del funcionament del sistema musculo-esquelètic i de l'ús d'agents terapèutics en fisioteràpia.
Crèdits ECTS:
6

Grups

Grup A

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
JESUS PLANELLA MORATO
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Competències

  • Resoldre problemes
  • Tenir capacitat de gestió d'informació
  • Aprendre a aprendre (aprendre de manera autònoma, actualitzar-se i poder aprofundir en coneixements permanentment)
  • Resoldre problemes complexos de forma efectiva en el camp de la Fisioteràpia.
  • Conèixer i comprendre les ciències, els models, les tècniques i els instruments sobre els quals es fonamenta, articula i desenvolupa la fisioteràpia.

Continguts

1. Introduction to Physics. Solid Mechanics

2. Fluid Mechanics

3. Electromagnetic fields.

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Aprenentatge basat en problemes (PBL) 20 10 30
Classes expositives 34 51 85
Prova d'avaluació 4 7 11
Resolució d'exercicis 0 14 14
Tutories 5 5 10
Total 63 87 150

Bibliografia

  • Cromer, A. (1994). Physics for the Life Sciences. McGraw-Hill.
  • Newman, J. (2008). Physics of the Life Sciences. Springer.
  • Hewitt, P. G. (2016). Conceptual Physics. Prentice Hall.
  • Tipler, P.A., Mosca, G. (2003). Physics for Scientists and Engineers. W H Freeman & Co.
  • Zinke-Allmang, M. (2012). Physics for the Life Sciences. Thomas Nelson Publishers.
  • Dan Fullerton. Online information and excercises. Recuperat , a http://www.aplusphysics.com/index.html
  • Tom Henderson. Online information and excercises. Recuperat , a http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Problem based learning (PBL) The professor will give a list of short questions and exercises, which have to be solved in groups of 4 people. Students will discuss exercises together and work as a team.
The activities will be done in class or at home (depending on the session.)
25
Mid-term test The mid-term test consists of two parts: a) Multiple choice questions about concepts and short solving problems similar to those that will be in the final exam. Each question will have five options, only one of which is correct. A penalty of 20% of its value will be deducted for each wrong question. There is no deduction for unanswered questions.
b) Solving problems: They are similar to those done in the PBL activities (at roughly the same level). The students must show the steps or/and calculations needed to solve the problems.The mid-term test will last 90 minutes.
15
Final exam The final exam has 40 multiple choice questions about concepts and short solving problems. Each question will have five options, only one of which is correct. A penalty of 20% of its value will be deducted for each wrong question. There is no deduction for unanswered questions.
The test will last 90 minutes.
60

Qualificació

-CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

The final qualification to pass the subject is 5.

The subject will be continuously assessed through the final exam, the mid-term test and the PBL activities:

1) Final exam:

It represents a 60% of the final qualification.

A minimum score of 4 is required to obtain the weighted average score, which includes the final exam, the mid-term test and PBL activities. This average will be the overall score of the subject.

If the student scores less than 4 on the final exam, he/she will not be able to count the continuous assessment (mid-term test and PBL activities) as part of their final mark. In this case, the student will have to do the Basic Competences Exam (BCE).

The final exam has 40 multiple choice questions about concepts and short solving problems. Each question will have five options, only one of which is correct. A penalty of 20% of its value will be deducted for each wrong question. There is no deduction for unanswered questions.

The final exam will last 90 minutes.

In this exam the use of non-programmable calculator is permitted. However, no formula sheet will be allowed.

2) Mid-term test:

It represents a 15% of the final qualification.

The mid-term test consists of two parts:

a) Multiple choice questions about concepts and short solving problems similar to those of the final exam. Each question will have five options, only one of which is correct. A penalty of 20% of its value will be deducted for each wrong question. There is no deduction for unanswered questions.

b) Solving problems: They are similar to those done in the PBL activities (at roughly the same level). The students must show the steps or/and calculations needed to solve the problems.

The mid-term test will last 90 minutes.

In this exam the use of non-programmable calculator is permitted. However, no formula sheet will be allowed.

3) Problem based Learning (PBL) activities:

It represents a 25 % of the final qualification.

There will be 10 PBL activities during the course. The timetable of PBL activities will be available in September. The professor will give a list of short questions and exercises, which have to be solved in groups of 4 people. Students will discuss exercises together and work as a team.

The activities will be done in class or at home (depending on the session):
- In-class activities: They must be delivered to the professor at the end of the class. The subject of the activities will be related to the previous lectures and it will last approximately 60 minutes. The professor will support any group of students who ask for it.
Activities done at home: They will have a submission deadline, which will be posted on the course website (Moodle). The activity of the unit of Applied Biophysics consists of a group work and guidelines will be uploaded to the Moodle and explained in class during the corresponding session.

The 8 best scores of every student will be selected and averaged altogether to obtain the overall score of the PBL activities. If the student does less than 8 activities, the missed activities will count as a zero score. Only the activities handed over will be graded (this marking system encourages attendance).

No excused absences will be admitted for PBL activities.

The overall score of the activities held during the course (which represents the 25% of the final qualification) will be uploaded before the final exam.

The answers of the activities will be discussed in specific sessions (check the timetable for the revision sessions). Students can revise their activities scheduling an appointment by mail.

-Basic Competences Exam (BCE):

If the student fails the continuous assessment, he/she will have the opportunity of taking the Basic Competences Exam (BCE), which will be held the week after the revision.

It will have a similar format of the final exam and a minimum score of 5 is required to pass it.

The scores of the continuous assessment will be cancelled. As it is a Basic Competences Exam, if the student passes it, his/her final score will be computed as 5.

-Students who repeat the subject:

If a student failed the subject last course and needs to repeat it, he/she can choose between two possible options to be assessed:

1) Students can try to attend as many PBL activities as they can and also do the mid-semester test. In this case they will be continuously assessed. It means that the overall score of the course will be the weighted average obtained from the PBL activities, the mid-term test and the final exam. Note that a minimum score of 4 on the final exam is required to obtain the weighted average score, which will be the overall score of the subject. Students will pass the subject if this overall score is equal to or higher than 5.

2) Students can skip all the PBL activities and the mid-semester test and go directly to the final exam. In this case, they will not be continuously assessed, and it means that their overall score of the course will be only the final exam. Then, in this case, a minimum score of 5 on the final exam is required to pass the subject.

Students must choose the most suitable option and communicate their final decision sending an email to the professor.

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Student qualification will be considered as 'not seated' in the following cases:

1) Not evaluated through the continuous assessment.

2) Not evaluated through final assessment.

Students who have not delivered any assessment activity to the professor from October the 15th will be considered as not evaluated through the continuous assessment.

Observacions

The methodology of the subject is based on didactic units (DU).

Each DU will be related to some specific concepts, which will be first exposed by the professor. After that, students will work with the concepts explained in the DU through the a PBL activity.

PBL activities will be revised in specific sessions (revision sessions) during the course.

Prior to every DU, the student will have to download the notes from the Moodle and read them carefully.

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

- Understand the principles and theories about physic agents and their applications to Physiotherapy.

- Learn the principles about Biomechanics and Electrophysiology and their applications to Physiotherapy. Vectors, torques and forces applied to the levers in the human body are included.