PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS OF MOVEMENT

HBS2PBM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be presented with an integration of mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts and principles and their application to the understanding of human physical performance in health and disease. Emphasis is placed on the biomechanics of human gait and relevant examples of sports activities. Topics in biomechanics cover the areas of kinematics, kinetics, muscle mechanics and energetics. Topics in physiology build on knowledge gained in first-year and emphasise the short and longer-term responses of skeletal muscle and the cardiovascular and respiratory systems to exercise. In addition, attention is focused on the link between the level of skeletal muscle adaptation and the cardio-respiratory and metabolic responses to exercise.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Orr

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZHSPW, HZHSPB, HZHSPP, HZHPPM, HZHSPS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice, or HZPHPW, HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZPHPM, HZPHPS - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice and must have passed HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB or requires Coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS3NPM, HBS3HPR, EXS2ESB, EXS2ESP, EXS3AEB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice or Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice will be given priority in order to meet the requirements of their course. Other students who wish to enrol in this subject must obtain permission from the Subject Coordinator.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn introduction to BiomechanicsRecommendedR.S. Horsfield, 1982SCIENCE PRESS
ReadingsBiomechanics and Motor Control of Human Gait: Normal, Elderly and PathologicalRecommendedD.A. Winter, 1991UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO PRESS
ReadingsBiomechanics and Motor Control of Human MovementRecommendedD.A. Winter, 2004JOHN WILEY & SONS
ReadingsExercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and PerformanceRecommendedS.K. Powers & ET. Howley, 2012MCGRAW-HILL
ReadingsHuman WalkingRecommendedJ. Rose & J.G. Gamble, 2006LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the loads on muscles and joints associated with the maintenance of a working posture.

Activities:
Lectures, enquiry workshops and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

02. Analyse a normal gait pattern in terms of biomechanical quantities and physical function.

Activities:
Lectures, enquiry workshops and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

03. List and describe factors which contribute to energy efficiency in human movement.

Activities:
Lectures and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

04. Describe the acute (short term) and chronic (long term) responses to exercise for major body systems.

Activities:
Lectures, enquiry workshops and quantitative/qualitative tutorial exercises.

05. Perform measurements to quantify and analyse human movement.

Activities:
Enquiry workshops.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"All classes in practical laboratory"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
exam (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
enquiry team reports (960 words)35 01, 02, 04, 05
formative tests (750 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Orr

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"All classes in practical laboratory"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
exam (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
enquiry team reports (960 words)35 01, 02, 04, 05
formative tests (750 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04