Biomechanics

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This unit introduces students to: biomechanical concepts and terminology associated with kinetics and kinematics; human motion and ways to measure it in biomechanical research; forces applied to humans and equipment during sport and exercise; and some biomechanical analysis techniques.

Unit details

  • Location:
  • Study level:
    Undergraduate
  • Credit points ?
    12
  • Unit code
    AHE1202

Prerequisites

Nil.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain biomechanical concepts and terminology;

  • Describe human motion and discuss ways to measure it;

  • Explain the forces that are applied to humans and equipment during sport and exercise;

  • Apply the basic concepts underpinning biomechanical analysis techniques in a prescribed situation;

  • Independently select and apply the appropriate skills of biomechanics to measure and analyse techniques.

  • Assessment

    Assessment typeDescriptionGrade
    ExerciseShort answer questions20%
    TestShort answer questions30%
    ExaminationFinal exam50%

    Total effective word limit 3000 words.

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