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Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)^
Only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D394, E377, M320, S302, H315 OR H300 or D391 students completing the Exercise Science major sequence.
Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to email@example.com. Enrolment quotas apply.
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Jason Bonacci
Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010
2 x 1 hour classes per week, 9 x 2 hour laboratory; for cloud (online) students: 2 days of practical work (approx. 8 hours per day, scheduled on weekends during trimester and mid-trimester break)
^There are significant campus requirements for Cloud (online) students
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
This unit introduces students to the major biomechanical factors involved in movement, with a special focus on locomotion, sports technique and analysis. The material is presented with an emphasis on the qualitative analysis of motion and forces. The unit includes the examination of external forces, such as gravity, air resistance, and friction, and their role in human movement. Internal forces created by skeletal and muscular systems and their effect on the body and its movement will be discussed. Finally, the unit will address some practical applications in biomechanics through a qualitative analysis of skill project.
Assessment task 1: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%
Assessment task 2: Laboratory project part A (15 minute group presentation) 10%
Assessment task 3: Laboratory project part B (1000 word group report) 30%
Assessment task 4: Mid trimester test (50 minutes) 20%
Hall, S.J. (2006) Basic Biomechanics. 5th Edition, WCB McGraw-Hill, Boston
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