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This unit introduces students to: biomechanical concepts and terminology associated with kinetics and kinematics; human motion and ways to measure it in biomechanical research; forces applied to humans and equipment during sport and exercise; and some biomechanical analysis techniques.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Explain biomechanical concepts and terminology; 2. Describe human motion and discuss ways to measure it; 3. Explain the forces that are applied to humans and equipment during sport and exercise; 4. Apply the basic concepts underpinning biomechanical analysis techniques in a prescribed situation; and 5. Independently select and apply the appropriate skills of biomechanics to measure and analyse techniques.
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