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Biomechanics G (7203.4)

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


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This unit is designed to introduce students to the field of Biomechanics. Content will be centred upon fundamental biomechanical principles and mechanical theory to provide a basis for understanding the causes and effects of human motion. The unit will be co-taught with the undergraduate Biomechanics unit, with graduate students being extended via different assessment strategies.

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 analysis of human movement and be able to supply meaningful feedback concerning technique modification based on a critical appraisal of the movement.

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Contact Hours

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




8280 Advanced Functional Anatomy G

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