HSE202 - Biomechanics

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) with significant campus requirements

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D333, D394, E377, M320, S302, S307, H315, H300, D368 or D391 students completing the Exercise Science major sequence (MJ-H000016) or minor sequence (MN-H000016).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Health-enquire@deakin.edu.au. Enrolment quotas apply.

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Liz Bradshaw 

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 9 x 2 hour laboratory sessions during trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

22 x 1 hour classes (recordings provided)

In-person attendance requirements

Cloud (online) students only: 2 days of practical work at Burwood (Melbourne), scheduled on weekends during trimester

Content

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 video analysis of skill project.

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