This unit investigates the biomechanics concepts and theories used to evaluate normal and pathological movement. The practical part of the unit provides students with useful experience in applying biomechanical techniques, measurement and assessment of human movement (mostly gait). This applied learning is used to assess unhealthy movement function and the prescription and evaluation of treatment methods.
AHE1202 - Biomechanics
|1.||Utilise biomechanics principles, concepts and theory and relate them to the context of common movement tasks in normal and pathological conditions;|
|2.||Describe the phases of the gait cycle using kinesiology, kinematics and kinetics principles, concepts and theories;|
|3.||Analyse and evaluate gait data and synthesise the evidence in a service report to a client;|
|4.||Evaluate the benefits and limitations associated with different measurement equipment used in biomechanics; and|
|5.||Contrast differences between two running conditions utilising biomechanical theory.|
|Test||Ten online quizzes throughout semester- multiple choice||25%|
|Report||Client service report||20%|
|Examination||Final exam - short and long answer questions||35%|
Biomechanics in clinic and research, 1st ed
Richards, J 2008.
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