EXERCISE AND SPORTS BIOMECHANICS

EXS2ESB

2019

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 mechanical descriptions of movement, the internal and external forces which cause movement, the energetics of movement and movement in a fluid medium. You will also discuss the implications of current research that has shaped our understanding of how biomechanical analysis can be used to optimise human performance.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass HBS1HBB and must be enrolled in one of 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
ReadingsBasic BiomechanicsRecommendedHall, 2015McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY.
ReadingsInstant Notes in Sport and Exercise BiomechanicsRecommendedGrimshaw & Lees & Fowler & Burden, 2013Taylor and Francis Group, New York, NY.
ReadingsBiomechanics of Sport and ExerciseRecommendedMcGinnis, 2013Human Kinetics
ReadingsSports mechanics for coachesRecommendedBurkett & Carr, 2010Human Kinetics

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply anatomical principles to analyse human movement.

Activities:
Lectures delivered on-line and face-to-face: body anthropometry; bony landmarks and biomechanical modeling; body composition; joint motion and planes of motion. Practical tasks and scenarios delivered on-line and face-to- face: development of biomechanical models for 2D analysis of movement; practicing body palpation to determine bony landmarks; practicing analysis of body dimensions using somatotypes; assessment of joint ranges of motion using goniometers and videogrammetry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Collect and interpret forces and movement data for the assessment of exercise and sports performance.

Activities:
Lectures delivered on-line and face-to-face: linear and angular kinematics concepts; and application of linear and angular kinematic principles to sport and exercise activities. Newton's Laws of Motion, friction, impulse and momentum, collisions, angular analogues of mass, force, momentum and impulse; angular analogues of Newton's Laws of Motion. Torques and lever systems; static equilibrium; centre of gravity determination in the human body; mechanical principles of stability. Practical tasks and scenarios delivered on-line and face-to- face: 2-D video analysis, numerical differentiation to determine velocity and acceleration; computer simulation of projectile flight. Force platform and accelerometry analysis of jumps. assessment of balance using centre of pressure measurements.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Determine the mechanical work, energy and power required for human movement.

Activities:
Lectures delivered on-line and face-to-face: define concepts of work, energy and power and describe the relationships between mechanical and metabolic energy expenditure. Practical tasks and scenarios delivered on-line and face-to- face: force platform and accelerometry analysis of jumps.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Explain principles of fluid dynamics that apply to human movement and to sports-related projectiles.

Activities:
Lectures delivered on-line and face-to-face: flow characteristics and fluid forces; buoyancy, drag, lift. Practical tasks and scenarios delivered on-line and face-to- face: assessment of frontal projected area during sports tasks, analysis of drag forces.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini

Class requirements

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

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)50 01, 03, 04
Five online quizzes (18 minutes each; total of 90 min - 1,500-words equivalent)25 01, 03, 04
Two group laboratory reports (500-words equivalent per student, each - total 1,000-words equiv.)Students need to collect and interpret data to be able to complete each laboratory report.25 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKane Middleton

Class requirements

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

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)50 01, 03, 04
Five online quizzes (18 minutes each; total of 90 min - 1,500-words equivalent)25 01, 03, 04
Two group laboratory reports (500-words equivalent per student, each - total 1,000-words equiv.)Students need to collect and interpret data to be able to complete each laboratory report.25 01, 02, 03