HSE323 - Clinical and Sport Biomechanics


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H343, H353, D324, D394, D333, S302 and S307.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to a Student Adviser in Student Central. Enrolment quotas may apply for this group of students.

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Liz Bradshaw 




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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour online lectures per week
11 x 2 hour practical experience (laboratory) 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.

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