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.
|1.||Articulate biomechanical concepts and terminology and exemplify using relevant human movement and sport situations;|
|2.||Appraise types of human motion and deduce ways to measure it's various elements;|
|3.||Articulate, exemplify and compute the forces that are applied to humans and equipment during sport and exercise;|
|4.||Deduce and substantiate appropriate biomechanical analysis techniques in prescribed situations; and|
|5.||Deduce the appropriate skills of biomechanics to measure movement, compute performance indicators, critically analyse and diagnose movement techniques.|
|Test||Quizzes - 6 progressive assessments @ 5% each||30%|
|Report||Report on practical task - 3 progressive assessments @ 10% each||30%|
|Presentation||Present data on practical task - 4 progressive assessments @ 5% each||20%|
Where to next?
As part of a course
This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.
Study a single unit
This unit may be available as a single unit of study.
Find out more about how to apply for single units of study at VU.
VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.