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SPEX11-304: Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport

Description

This subject will provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to understand and examine the basic laws of force and motion and how these apply to optimising human movement.  In addition students will learn and apply techniques to mitigate injury risk in a variety of sporting activities as well as activities of daily living. The subject focuses on the mechanical basis of human movement, with an emphasis on understanding the concepts of linear and angular kinematics (e.g., position, displacement, velocity and acceleration), and projectile motion, linear and angular kinetics (e.g. forces, laws of motion, centre of mass, torque, and moments of inertia). Students will use this knowledge to address real-world exercise science applications in areas such as gait, fluid dynamics and resistance training via a variety of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeSPEX11-304
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in May 2020: $5,010

Learning outcomes

1. Describe and apply the basic principles and laws of biomechanics as they relate to performance enhancement and injury prevention in a variety of populations.
2. Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative biomechanical analysis and determine which method is appropriate in the analysis of specific movement.
3. Analyse basic movements including basic biomechanical measurements relevant to the client's needs.
4. Communicate results regarding movement technique to clients, colleagues and other professionals with appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations and user-friendly language.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020