Taught course

Motion Analysis (distance learning)

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Students must normally hold a degree or professional qualification acceptable to the Head of Division or Programme Director, for example, engineering, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, nursing or medicine.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This online course focuses on the application of motion analysis to activities such as clinical gait analysis, foot pressure analysis, clinical biomechanics, sports performance, ergonomics, rehabilitation, animal locomotion, film special effects and activities of daily living.

Graduates of the course will be able to contribute to team work with a more profound knowledge of the inter-relationship between anatomy, biomechanics, movement mechanism of human performance at all levels and clinical outcome. You will be able to use these skills and knowledge to successfully increase your level of integration of anatomy, motion and biomechanics within your respective professions and disciplines at an advanced teaching and research level.

On graduation, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to analyse the relationship between movements, anatomy, and biomechanics;
  • The assessment of patient gait in clinical practice, for example, cerebral palsy, stroke, amputee and orthopaedics;
  • The evaluation of foot deformity, shoe design and pressure for patients, for example, clubfoot children, young football players, and for shoe manufacturers;
  • The modelling of a musculoskeletal system such as a multi-segment foot/hand;
  • The techniques of modelling a musculoskeletal system, for example, a musculoskeletal model of lower limb during movements;
  • The analysis of musculoskeletal movement with rehabilitation device such as wheelchair propulsion or crutch supported walking;
  • The assessment of muscle activities in various rehabilitation and sport exercises such as cricket, climbing and rowing;
  • The need for continuing education for higher degree in motion analysis.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Weijie Wang
+44 (0)1382 383518