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HSE323 - Clinical and Sport Biomechanics

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D394, S302 and S307.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Jason Bonacci

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Timo Rantalainen


Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 11 x 2 hour laboratories per trimester


This unit is designed to explore the applications and implications of the physical principles underlying efficient human movement. The unit examines aspects of muscle mechanics relevant to sports performance and injury prevention, and investigates methods of quantifying human motion. Data from kinematic, electromyographic and kinetic sources will be analysed and interpreted. Exemplary material is drawn from studies of human locomotion and of the activity of isolated single-joint movements to determine the effects of injury and the progress of rehabilitation.


Assessment task 1: Mid trimester test (50 minutes) 25% 

Assessment task 2: Laboratory project part A (2000 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Laboratory project part B (15 minute group presentation) 10%

Assessment task 4: Examination (1.5 hours) 30%

Prescribed texts

Hall, S.J. (2006). Basic biomechanics. (5th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. (612.76 HAL)

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