HSE323 - Clinical and Sport Biomechanics
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrolment quotas apply.
Burwood (Melbourne): Timo Rantalainen
Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010
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%
Hall, S.J. (2006). Basic biomechanics. (5th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. (612.76 HAL)