This unit covers the structure and function of the major joints of the human body, muscle actions and some of the causes and consequences of impairment to the musculoskeletal system.

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 major joints of the human body;  
  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
Exercise Practical / tutorial assessment involving written and oral presentation on topic questions, 25%
Test Short answer tests 25%
Examination Final examination 50%
Hurdle: To gain an overall pass in this unit students must attend and complete at least 80% of the laboratory sessions.

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