ADVANCED EXERCISE BIOMECHANICS

EXS3AEB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will advance your theoretical and practical understanding of exercise and sports biomechanics. In this subject you will explore the relationship between biomechanical principles of human movement that underpin common activities of daily living to observe, describe, measure and analyse gross body movements relevant to performance in sport and exercise. This subject will examine the biomechanics of human walking and running gait and the changes which occur with development and ageing. This subject will introduce you to principles of tissue mechanics and will explore the contribution of biomechanics to the field of sports injury prevention.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass EXS2ESB, HBS2ALT and HBS3AUN (or equivalents) and must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Exercise Science (HBESB or HBES) or the Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Exercise Physiology (HZESPB) All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Biomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and Exercise

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPayton & Batlett

Year2008

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PublisherRoutledge: Oxon, UK

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Fundamentals of Biomechanics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKnudson

Year2007

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PublisherSpringer: Berlim, Germany

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Sports Biomechanics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBartlett & Bussey

Year2012

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PublisherRoutledge: Oxon, UK

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Whittle's Gait Analysis

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLevine et al.

Year2012

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PublisherChurchill Livingstone: London, U.K.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate the stages of development and patterns of muscular activity for normal gait, and identify biomechanical parameters that are commonly assessed in clinical gait analysis, including aging and pathological function.
02. Interpret the biomechanical properties of human tissue and analyse adaptations to loading, over and under use, aging and pathological function.
03. Evaluate injury occurrence and predisposing factors across sport and exercise performance including assessment of injury mechanisms.
04. Critically assess appropriate measurement methods and perform and report biomechanical measurements involving temporal- spatial, kinematic and kinetic quantities.
05. Analyse and evaluate biomechanical data in order to solve quantitative problems involving linear and angular kinematic and kinetic quantities.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2-hour written examination (2,000- words equivalent) Exam will involve short and extended answers.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Two individual laboratory reports (1,000-words equivalent each, 2,000-words equivalent total). Laboratorial reports involve reporting work done by students in their practical classes (i.e. case studies).N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4, SILO5
One 10-min group presentation with 4 students per group (500- words equivalent per student) Students will develop a mini-research project, collect data and present their outcomes in class.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Mickle

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2-hour written examination (2,000- words equivalent) Exam will involve short and extended answers.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Two individual laboratory reports (1,000-words equivalent each, 2,000-words equivalent total). Laboratorial reports involve reporting work done by students in their practical classes (i.e. case studies).N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4, SILO5
One 10-min group presentation with 4 students per group (500- words equivalent per student) Students will develop a mini-research project, collect data and present their outcomes in class.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4, SILO5