ADVANCED EXERCISE BIOMECHANICS

EXS3AEB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will advance your theoretical and practical understanding of exercise and sports biomechanics. In this subject you will explore the relationship between biomechanical principles of human movement that underpin common activities of daily living to observe, describe, measure and analyse gross body movements relevant to performance in sport and exercise. This subject will examine the biomechanics of human walking and running gait and the changes which occur with development and ageing. This subject will introduce you to principles of tissue mechanics and will explore the contribution of biomechanics to the field of sports injury prevention.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass EXS2ESB and must be enrolled in Bachelor of Exercise Science (HBESB or HBES) or HZESPB Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Exercise Physiology. All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and ExerciseRecommendedPayton & Batlett (2008)Routledge: Oxon, UK
ReadingsSports BiomechanicsRecommendedBartlett & Bussey (2012)Routledge: Oxon, UK
ReadingsWhittle's Gait AnalysisRecommendedLevine et al. (2012)Churchill Livingstone: London, U.K.
ReadingsBiomechanics of Sport and ExerciseRecommendedMcGinnis (2013)Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate the stages of development and patterns of muscular activity for normal gait, and identify biomechanical parameters that are commonly assessed in clinical gait analysis.

Activities:
Lectures: methods of gait analysis; applications of gait analysis; gait cycle and phases of gait; development of normal gait at the foot, ankle, knee, hip, head, trunk, pelvis and arms. Practical tasks: collect temporal-spatial, kinematic and kinetic data during common exercise movements and identify the muscle groups involved in each exercise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Teamwork
Writing

02. Critically explore the major changes in the patterns of gait and muscular activity that occur with aging and pathological function.

Activities:
Lectures: pathological gait conditions. Practical tasks: investigate the role of increased body mass on the biomechanical parameters of human gait and muscular activity.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Writing
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

03. Explore the biomechanical properties of human tissue and analyse adaptations to loading, over and under use, nutrition, aging and pathological function.

Activities:
Lectures: biomechanical characteristics of tissue (ie. muscle, tendon, nerve, ligaments, bone, cartilage); joint and muscle force analysis; inverse dynamics; muscle and tissue response to training, injury, loading, nutrition and aging. Practical tasks: EMG analysis of muscular action; dynamometry assessment of muscular strength.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

04. Evaluate injury occurrence and predisposing factors across sport and exercise performance and evaluate treatment methods after injury.

Activities:
Lectures: common injuries to the body and methods of occurrence; predisposing factors to injury; role of biomechanics in the assessment, prevention and treatment of common injuries; treatment methods (ie. cold, heat, massage, taping). Practical tasks: biomechanical assessment of lower limb injury prevention using force platforms.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Discipline Specific Competencies

05. Critically assess appropriate measurement methods and perform and report biomechanical measurements involving temporal-spatial, kinematic and kinetic quantities.

Activities:
Practical tasks: biomechanical testing to include 2-D motion analysis; assessment of temporal-spatial, kinematic and kinetics parameters of human gait, force and pressure measurements; EMG analysis, isokinetic dynamometry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Discipline Specific Competencies

06. Analyse and evaluate biomechanical data in order to solve quantitative problems involving linear and angular kinematic and kinetic quantities.

Activities:
Practical tasks: analyse data collected in-class and apply the appropriate calculations in order to report data correctly.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One laboratory report (equivalent to 1200 words per student).30 05, 06
One group presentation and handout (equivalent to 800 words per student).20 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKane Middleton

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One laboratory report (equivalent to 1200 words per student).30 05, 06
One group presentation and handout (equivalent to 800 words per student).20 05, 06