BIOMECHANICS AND MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

SPE2BMA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will be introduced to the biomechanical principles of human movement. You will explore how biomechanical principles relate to the analysis of movement in a range of contexts, with an emphasis on sporting technique and performance enhancement.The application of these principles to sport, exercise and health will also be covered. Practical classes will reinforce knowledge and assist you in developing practical skills in movement analysis, with an appreciation for the requirements for, and justification of, movement-based analysis. You will needto demonstrate skill in conducting and interpreting biomechanical measurements.At the end of this subject and through the integration of applied knowledge and practical skills, you will be expected to describe, measure, analyse and evaluate the mechanical principles underlying human movement.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Mickle

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBSES; AND must have passed HBS1HBB; or admitted in EBEDS. All other students require subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EXS2ESB and SPE1CBM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBasic Biomechanics (Eighth Edition)RecommendedHall (2019)McGraw-Hill Education
ReadingsBiomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and Exercise (Second Edition)RecommendedCarl Payton & Adrian Burden (2018)Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain biomechanical principles and their relationship to human movement and other areas of sport and exercise science.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning activities, and laboratories
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Apply biomechanical principles to the analysis of human movement in the context of sport, exercise, health and activities of daily living.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning activities, and laboratories
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Select and apply qualitative and quantitative movement analysis.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning activities, and laboratories
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Communicate scientific data and movement techniques clearly and coherently to individuals, colleagues, and other professionals.

Activities:
Laboratories
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Mickle

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 face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 30 minute online quizzes (1000 words equivalent)Two 30-min online multiple choice quizzes30 01, 02, 04
One group laboratory notebook (750 words equivalent)Students submit assessment in two parts20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour written examination (2000 words equivalent)Multiple choice and short answers and calculations50 01, 02, 03