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Biomechanics 1 (6834.4)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science

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  • Winter Term, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (164621) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (163964) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (152547) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (153956) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (141272) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (145408) - View

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Syllabus

This unit is designed to introduce the field of Biomechanics to students. During the first half of the semester the unit content centres primarily on mechanical theory, focussing on how these concepts can be applied to the human body. In the second half of the semester the subject content focuses analysis of human movement including, walking, running and swimming.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

1. Have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the mechanical factors that influence human movement;

2. Have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the biomechanics of the human musculoskeletal system with particular emphasis on joint function; and

3. Be able to conduct a qualitative biomechanical analysis and be able to supply meaningful feedback concerning technique modification.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hours of lectures per week and one 2 hour practical on alternate weeks.

Prerequisites

Regional Anatomy and Physiology.



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