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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.

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Learning outcomes

On 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.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Short answer questions 20%
Test Short answer questions 30%
Examination Final exam 50%

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