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Unit details

HSE323 - Clinical and Sport Biomechanics

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

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 ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au. Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Jason Bonacci

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Sam Robertson

Prerequisite:HSE202
Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 11 x 2 hour laboratory.

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. 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

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Examination (1.5 hours) 30%

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: Mid trimester test (50 minutes) 25%

Prescribed texts

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2847$3039

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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