Biomechanics

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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.

Unit details

  • Location:
  • Study level:
    Undergraduate
  • Credit points:
    12
  • Unit code:
    AHE1202

Prerequisites

Nil.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:   1. Articulate biomechanical concepts and terminology and exemplify using relevant human movement and sport situations;     2. Appraise types of human motion and deduce ways to measure it's various elements;     3. Articulate, exemplify and compute the forces that are applied to humans and equipment during sport and exercise;     4. Deduce and substantiate appropriate biomechanical analysis techniques in prescribed situations; and     5. Deduce the appropriate skills of biomechanics to measure movement, compute performance indicators, critically analyse and diagnose movement techniques.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Short answer questions (online) 20%
Test Short answer questions (supervised) 20%
Report Report on practical task (500 words) 25%
Examination Final exam 35%

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