EXERCISE AND SPORTS BIOMECHANICS
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must pass HBS1HBB and must be enrolled in of Bachelor of Exercise Science (HBESB), Bachelor of Exercise Science/ Master of Exercise Physiology (HZESPB), Bachelor of Education (secondary) (EBEDSB), or Bachelor of Physical, Health and Outdoor Education (EBPHOB) All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval
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Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
AuthorGrimshaw & Lees & Fowler & Burden
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group, New York, NY.
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
Sports mechanics for coaches
AuthorBurkett & Carr
PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2-hour examination (2,000- words equivalent) Exam will involve multiple choice questions and short answers.
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
Five online quizzes (12 minutes each; total of 60 min - 1,000- words equivalent) Each quiz is worth 5% of the subject marks.
|Quizzes||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
Two group laboratory reports (750-words equivalent per student, each - total 1,500-words equiv.)Students need to collect and interpret data to be able to complete each laboratory report.
|Report||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|