Advanced Biomechanics

Unit code: AHE3101 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
AHE2102 - Sports Biomechanics
AHE1202 - Biomechanics (applicable for ABHE students ONLY)
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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Overview

This unit aims to develop advanced skills, techniques and concepts in biomechanics. Students will learn how to use a variety of biomechanics measurement instruments across different movement tasks. Biomechanics concepts will be taught through a focus on gait, fundamental movement tasks, muscle mechanics and impacts. Advanced data processing and analysis techniques will be performed on signals derived from accelerometers, electromyography, dynamometry, foot pressure, three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics. Students will synthesize a range of derived information, collected from a variety of conditions, to create a deep understanding of the biomechanics of movement and its control.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically review the procedures of different technical and analytical skills used to quantify human movement;
  2. Interpret biomechanical data accurately and synthesise information in the context of the movement task and biomechanics theory communicate the outcomes effectively;
  3. Apply the analytical and technical skills necessary to perform a biomechanical analysis of human movement tasks (with an emphasis on gait); and,
  4. Quantify biomechanical principles as they relate to health, exercise and sport from both performance-enhancement and injury- prevention perspectives.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 30%
Class test
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 30%
Laboratory report
Assessment type: Project
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Grade: 40%
Group research project / presentation

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

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