Tissue Stress


You will evaluate the differing characteristics of human tissues and assess how they cope when looking at all types of stress. This specifically will look at the factors that affect the coping mechanisms, both from a medical and physical view point.

During the module you will be introduced to available equipment and techniques for assessing these stresses and evaluate their effectiveness and usefulness in the clinical setting. Additionally, in this module you will start to draw links between the mechanical properties of tissue, the factors that affect the functional adaptation under load and their relevance to clinical practice.

This distance learning module explores tissue stress in an engaging and informative way. There are structured live webinars arranged throughout the module to create discussions and allow for formative feedback on tasks. There are active discussion boards used in blackboard which allow for classroom concepts to be debated as well as individual tasks that can be presented in tutorials to gain structured feedback on progress.

All pre-course reading materials and course documentation will be available through Blackboard. It will be necessary for students to engage fully in the Blackboard activities and tasks and they are encouraged to participate in the discussion forums within blackboard to enhance the teaching / learning experience. This will consist of several Activities and Tasks, from which students will be asked to actively contribute to electronic based discussions.

This module can be studied independent to an award as an individual module or CPD.

Academic credits
Delivery method
Distance learning

10 weeks

Start date

5 May 2023

Entry requirements

You need to be involved in musculoskeletal practice as an Allied Health professional registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Sports Therapist or Biomechanist who support Allied Health professionals or a Medical professional.

How to apply

Please ensure that you complete the Biomechanics Modules Application Form. This form should then be uploaded with your application in the online system.

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