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Clinical and Exercise Biomechanics PG (8532.1)

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

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    Syllabus

    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. evaluate biomechanical concepts for use in a clinical and occupational setting
    2. apply biomechanical concepts to a clinical and occupational setting
    3. analyse and develop biomechanical testing protocols for clinical based scenario assessments
    4. implement visual analysis, force analysis, muscle analysis and inverse dynamics testing methods

    Contact Hours

    Four hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    Enrolment in Master of Exercise Science or Master of Occupational Therapy

    Assumed Knowledge

    Basic Biomechanical Theories.


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