SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS

SPE2SPB

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will develop a theoretical understanding of the physiological and biomechanical principles that underline sports performance, with particular emphasis on how sporting technique and performance enhancement relate to the function of the body. Practical classes will reinforce knowledge and assist students in developing practical skill in movement analysis and understanding energy system interaction. Students will learn to demonstrate skills in conducting and interpreting various measurements.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Varley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and apply knowledge of the interaction of the body's energy systems to generate energy for sport and exercise performance.

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Synthesise knowledge of the acute and chronic physiological responses to apply adaptations to sport and exercise.

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically apply knowledge of basic biomechanical principles to the analysis of sports performance and technique.

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Synthesise and apply knowledge of biomechanical principles to the analysis of human movement in the context of sport, exercise, health and activities of daily living.

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Analyse and interpret physiological and biomechanical assessment data and movement patterns in order to design and implement a range of training interventions.

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Communicate, in a clear and coherent manner and using a range of media, scientific data analysis and movement pattern information to clients, colleagues, and other professionals.

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Cranbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Gastin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 30 minute on line quizzes (equivalent to 500 words each - 1000 words total)25 01, 02, 03, 04
Written laboratory guide (equivalent to 750 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2 hour final exam (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05