PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS OF MOVEMENT

HBS2PBM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be presented with an integration of mechanical, physiological and anatomical concepts and principles and their application to the understanding of human physical performance in health and disease. Emphasis is placed on the biomechanics of human gait and relevant examples of sports activities. Topics in biomechanics cover the areas of kinematics, kinetics, muscle mechanics and energetics. Topics in physiology build on knowledge gained in first-year and emphasise the short and longer-term responses of skeletal muscle and the cardiovascular and respiratory systems to exercise. In addition, attention is focused on the link between the level of skeletal muscle adaptation and the cardio-respiratory and metabolic responses to exercise.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBenjamin Mentiplay

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHSPW, HZHSPB, HZHSPP, HZHPPM, HZHSPS - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice, or HZPHPW, HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZPHPM, HZPHPS - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice and must have passed HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB or requires Coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHBS3HPR OR EXS3AEB OR HBS3NPM OR EXS2ESP OR EXS2ESB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents admitted in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice or Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice will be given priority in order to meet the requirements of their course. Other students who wish to enrol in this subject must obtain permission from the Subject Coordinator.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Gait: Normal, Elderly and Pathological

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorD.A. Winter

Year1991

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO PRESS

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An introduction to Biomechanics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorR.S. Horsfield

Year1982

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSCIENCE PRESS

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Human Walking

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJ. Rose & J.G. Gamble

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS

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Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorD.A. Winter

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherJOHN WILEY & SONS

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Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorS.K. Powers & ET. Howley

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL

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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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the loads on muscles and joints associated with the maintenance of a working posture.
02. Analyse a normal gait pattern in terms of biomechanical quantities and physical function.
03. List and describe factors which contribute to energy efficiency in human movement.
04. Describe the acute (short term and chronic (long term responses to exercise for major body systems.
05. Perform measurements to quantify and analyse human movement.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"All classes in practical laboratory"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Exam (2,000-words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Enquiry team reports (960-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Formative tests (750-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBenjamin Mentiplay

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"All classes in practical laboratory"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Exam (2,000-words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Enquiry team reports (960-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Formative tests (750-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4