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SPEX13-339: Advanced Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport

Description

This subject provides students with an advanced understanding of the role that biomechanics plays in sport, health and exercise performance and injury risk, with a particular emphasis on human gait and resistance training as a form of exercise prescription. To achieve the overall aim, a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis approaches will be explored to improve practical skills. This approach will challenge students to further develop the ability to select and utilise appropriate data collection and analysis techniques, and apply relevant concepts and principles when interpreting the data to improve physical performance and reduce injury risk for athletic and clinical populations.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: SPEX13-339
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Semesters offered:
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Construct and perform relevant qualitative and/or quantitative analyses of human movement.
  2. Integrate and apply relevant biomechanical, motor control and learning principles when interpreting data obtained during qualitative and/or quantitative analyses in order to assess movement asymmetry, increase performance and minimise injury risk.
  3. Identify, review and apply the findings of research literature to improve human performance and/or reduce injury risk.
  4. Describe and apply the principles of biomechanics, functional anatomy and motor control to assess normal and dysfunctional movement patterns that may impact on human performance and/or injury risk in a range of populations.
  5. Design and develop appropriate practice conditions and exercises to improve and progress human performance and minimise injury risk.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Pre-requisites:

Co-requisites:

There are no co-requisites

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
    Semester start: 15/05/2023
    Subject start: 15/05/2023
    Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
    Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
    Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
    Teaching census: 09/06/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
Semester start: 15/05/2023
Subject start: 15/05/2023
Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
Teaching census: 09/06/2023