EXERSCI 303 : Biomechanics 2
2020 Semester Two (1205) (15 POINTS)
The purpose of this paper is to advance the student's knowledge and practical expertise in the area of biomechanics, specifically in the area of quantitative movement analysis. The paper consists of both a lecture and compulsory laboratory component. An application area such as occupational ergonomics or clinical gait analysis will be used to demonstrate the biomechanical techniques. In this course, a student will take a practical approach to applying the theory learnt in EXERSCI 203 Biomechanics 1 to study human movement, looking at how we collect and analyse biomechanical data, the activity and function of muscles, modelling of the forces and energy transfers that occur during movement, and how these techniques are applied to occupational movements, gait, and sporting activities. Knowledge learned from this paper can be of great help in enhancing athlete performance, identifying pathologies and subsequently monitor progress during rehabilitation or treatment programmes. EXERSCI 203 (Biomechanics 1) is the prerequisite for this paper.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
- Explain , collect, and analyse biomechanical data (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
- Quantify human movement using a variety of kinematic and kinetic methods (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
- Perform a multi-segment 2D inverse dynamics solution of a simple movement (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
|Final Exam||45%||Individual Examination|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
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