BIOS 3005 Applied Biomechanics
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401147
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Description To fully understand the science underlying the optimisation of human movement, students require a comprehensive working knowledge of Biomechanics. This unit represents a theoretical and applied study of selected topics in Biomechanics. It builds on the basic principles of Biomechanics that are presented in the unit Biomechanics and applies this knowledge to the analysis of sporting and human exercise performance. To achieve this, advanced methods and concepts in the biomechanical analysis of human performance are identified and explored.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Biological Sciences, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) HLTH 2003
Equivalent Subjects BIOS 3006 - Applied Biomechanics of Exercise BIOS 3007 - Applied Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4658 - Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science).
It is expected that students have the knowledge and skills associated with the prerequisite subject.
- Describe and apply biomechanical principles to assess movement in the context of health, exercise, sport and/or activities of daily living in a variety of populations.
- Articulate and synthesise factors governing efficient movement from a biomechanical perspective.
- Utilise biomechanical measurement techniques to assess human movement, human interactions with equipment and the environment, and devise intervention strategies where appropriate.
- Collect, process and present data common to biomechanical analyses using biomechanical equipment and software applications.
- Identify and explain biomechanical factors associated with injury and injury prevention.
- Describe and apply techniques to analyse gait using basic temporal, kinematic and kinetic measurement procedures.
- Illustrate and explain muscle mechanics concepts that affect muscle performance.
- Dynamometry: principles and applications of Force measurement in biomechanics
- Motion analysis: principles and applications in The use of video/Motion analysis in biomechanics
- muscle mechanics: theory, assessment and application of muscle mechanics principles in sport and Exercise
- gait analysis: theory and application of gait analysis techniques in biomechanics
- The application of Biomechanical principles to selected Sports and Exercise movements
- Ergonomics: theoretical and practical applications of The Biomechanical analysis of workstations
- Electromyography: The collection and use of EMG data in biomechanics
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Final Exam||2 hours||50||N||Individual|
|Poster Presentation||AO sized conference poster||30||N||Group|
|3x Online Quizzes||Up to 30 min||20||N||Individual|
- There is no prescribed textbook for this subject. However, students will be required to refer to the pre-requisite subject 401140 Biomechanics text listed below
- Hall, S.J., Basic Biomechanics, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2014
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