Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
This course assumes an understanding of basic physics and anatomy and establishes a knowledge base of biomechanical principles and research techniques. Biomechanics is the study of internal and external forces acting on a body (kinetics) and the effects produced by these forces (kinematics). This course examines principles of theoretical mechanics applicable to the study of human motion, details how to qualitatively analyse human movement and introduces selected biomechanical techniques available for quantifying human performance.
This course has a Compulsory Course Component in the final examination.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Work Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain what biomechanics is and how it can be used to analyse human movement;
2. Use the mathematics of mechanics to quantify the kinematics and kinetics of human movement;
3. Describe how mechanical principles affect and direct performance in human movement and sport;
4. Describe the qualitative analysis of human movement;
5. Describe the techniques used to quantitatively analyse human movement (e.g. force plates, electromyography, motion capture), and acquire introductory skills in using these methods.
- Introduction to Biomechanics
- Qualitative Motion Analysis
- Projectile Motion
- Fluid Mechanics
- Collisions, Momentum and Impulse
- Kinetic Link Principle
- Energy and Elasticity
- Introduction to Quantitative Motion Analysis
SPOR2020 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics.
Cannot count for credit with SPOR2020 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics.
PHYS1150 Everyday Physics
HUBS1108 Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term