EXERCISE AND SPORTS BIOMECHANICS

EXS2ESB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the core elements of biomechanics. In this subject you will investigate the forces that act on the human body and the effects produced by these forces, to cause motion, in order to understand how the human body interacts with its environment. This subject will introduce you to the key principles underlying human movement, including equilibrium and human motion and human movement in a fluid medium, and will also discuss the implications of current research that has shaped our understanding of how biomechanical analysis can be used to optimise human performance.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Bach

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass HBS1HBB and must be enrolled in one of HZHEP - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Exercise Physiology, or Bachelor of Exercise Science, or Bachelor of Exercise Science and 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
ReadingsBasic Biomechanics.RecommendedHall, S J 20126TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL, BOSTON.
ReadingsBiomechanical evaluation of movement in sport and exercise.RecommendedPayton, C J & Bartlett, R M 2008ROUTLEDGE, LONDON.
ReadingsSport and exercise biomechanicsRecommendedP. Grimshaw et alTAYLOR & FRANCIS, NEW YORK

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size125

Enrolment information Limited staffing resources. Tables applying quota. Once quota reached, further enrolments will be subject to approval by Subject Coordinator.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Bach

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour theory examination.40
One 10-minute laboratory simulation30
One group presentation (10 minutes per student).30

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Bach

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour theory examination.40
One 10-minute laboratory simulation30
One group presentation (10 minutes per student).30