Clinical and Exercise Biomechanics PG (8532.1)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science|
This unit aims to extend the students undergraduate knowledge of biomechanics and apply basic biomechanical principles to occupational, clinical and exercise settings. The student will develop in depth understanding of the tools of biomechanics and understand there implementation. Examples will be derived from exercise, clinical and occupational settings to allow the students to apply the concepts to differing scenarios. This unit will comprise a large practical element with underpinning theory. Students will be expected to be able to observe, decipher and analyse human movements in both normal and compromised subjects; understand and apply the mechanics of tissues to human movement; use biomechanical tools to aid in the assessment of injury mechanism involved in movement pattern assessment.
- evaluate biomechanical concepts for use in a clinical and occupational setting
- apply biomechanical concepts to a clinical and occupational setting
- analyse and develop biomechanical testing protocols for clinical based scenario assessments
- implement visual analysis, force analysis, muscle analysis and inverse dynamics testing methods
Four hours per week.
Enrolment in Master of Exercise Science or Master of Occupational Therapy
Basic Biomechanical Theories.