This unit focuses on the structure and function of major joints and muscles of the human body, applying concepts of biomechanics, anatomy and musculoskeletal tissue physiology to understanding a movement as relevant to exercise and sport science. Theory and practical classes emphasise understanding functional kinesiology through applied examples and practical classes undertaking various exercise modalities (e.g. movement preparation, stretching, sprinting, movement-specific accessory resistance exercises), in order to learn and apply functional kinesiology knowledge and skills to movement; and appropriately coach and prescribe for prehabilitation, rehab, health and wellness, and exercise/sports performance.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
AHE2202

Prerequisites

AHE1101 - Structural Kinesiology

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Interpret the structure and function of the components of the human musculoskeletal system;  
  2. Review the causes and consequences of various impairments to the musculoskeletal system;  
  3. Investigate the techniques used for kinesiological analysis and identify applications and limitations;  
  4. Analyse the findings of functional kinesiology research; and  
  5. Qualitatively analyse movement patterns and describe joint and muscle actions.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two (15% and 20%) short progressive tests on musculoskeletal system structure and function 35%
Other Online journal article analysis 20%
Project Qualitative movement analysis written report (25%; done individually) and group presentation (20%) 45%
Hurdle: To gain an overall pass in this unit students must attend and complete at least 80% of all classes and laboratory sessions.

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