Biomechanics is the study of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the movements produced by these forces. This unit examines basic principles of mechanics applicable to the study of human movement and selected biomechanical techniques available for quantifying human performance. This unit assumes an understanding of the information presented in CXA232 Kinesiology and builds an understanding of biomechanical principles and research techniques.
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Mr Matthew Schmidt|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the principles of biomechanics and demonstrate how they explain a range of human movements and conditions. ESSA Biomechanics Criteria 1,8
- Apply qualitatively and quantitatively principles of biomechanics to explain human movement in health, exercise, sport performance, and disease. ESSA Biomechanics Criteria 2,3,8
- Identify movement patterns and use the principles of biomechanics to explain them. ESSA Biomechanics Criteria 7
- Demonstrate skills in collecting, interpreting, and communicating biomechanical measures of human movement. ESSA Biomechanics Criteria 5, 6
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1.5-hr laboratory/tutorial classes (12 weeks), Independent learning 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Examination (30%)|Test or quiz (20%)|Laboratory workbook (20%)|Balance/Posturography Report (30%)|
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Hall, S.J. Basic Biomechanics, 8th or 9th edition.
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