MUSCULOSKELETAL MECHANICS AND INJURY PREVENTION

SPE3MIP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will integrate applied knowledge and practical skills, using an evidence-based approach, in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury. You will be introduced to advanced theoretical understanding of the structure, function, response and adaptation of the neuro-musculoskeletal system to loading and injury. Advanced biomechanical concepts will further demonstrate the complex mechanics of human movement. In practical classes, you will apply theoretical knowledge, develop practical skills and use technology to evaluate biomechanical function and mechanical proficiency. You will apply practical skills within the scope of an Exercise Scientist to assist in the assessment of human movement, injury risk, and readiness for return-to-sport.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Mickle

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBSES; AND must have passed SPE2BMA 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

Learning resources

Whittles gait analysis

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLevine, Richards, & Whittle

Year2012

Edition/VolumeFifth Edition

PublisherElsevier

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Biomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and Exercise

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPayton & Burden

Year2018

Edition/VolumeSecond Edition

PublisherRoutledge

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Clinical Sports Medicine

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBrukner and Kahn

Year2011

Edition/VolumeFourth edition

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Australia

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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. Interpret the effects of exercise, immobilisation, aging and injury on the neuro-musculoskeletal system of the human body.
02. Analyse advanced methods for the collection of biomechanical data accurately and safely.
03. Analyse normal gait patterns using appropriate terminology, and recognise the changes associated with injury, disability and disease.
04. Evaluate the intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with injury, disability and disease.
05. Evaluate the role of exercise scientists in the in the assessment of human movement, injury risk, and readiness for return-to-sport plans.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Mickle

Class requirements

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 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 30 minute online tests (1,000 words equivalent)Two 30 min online short answers tests.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

One individual Laboratory report (equivalent to 1000 words per student)

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

One group oral presentation (10 minutes per student = 1000 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

One 750 word individual written report

N/AReportIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5