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.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
AHE3101

Prerequisites

AHE2102 - Sports Biomechanics

AHE1202 - Biomechanics

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

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Class test 30%
Report Laboratory report 30%
Project Group research project / presentation 40%
Hurdle: To gain an overall pass in this unit students must attend and complete 90% of the laboratory sessions.

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