Sports Science 2

Course code HUBS2105Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course consists of two components aimed at providing students with knowledge in musculoskeletal anatomy, the relationships between physical activity and sporting performance, and how physical performance can be optimised and injuries minimized through an understanding of physical principles.

1. A series of lectures, demonstrations and laboratories on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system as it relates to sporting activities. Emphasis is placed on bony, ligamentous and muscular structures that are most likely to be used or damaged in sporting activities.

2 .A series of lectures, demonstrations and laboratories which examine how physical activity and sporting performance can be analysed using basic laws of physics and mechanics. Main topics include muscle actions, joint movements, rectilinear motion, simple mechanics and the biomechanical analysis of specific sporting skills.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. Obtain an understanding of the human skeleton, including the names of major bones and their surface projections.
2. Obtain an understanding of the muscles of the human body with emphasis placed on the factors that contribute to joint stability.
3. Be aware of the location of major peripheral nerves and blood vessels of the limbs.
4. Understand the patterns of muscle activation that are likely to be observed in activities, such as walking, swimming, throwing, etc.
5. Provide students with a basic understanding of the scientific principles of biomechanics and movement
6. Enable students to apply their knowledge of movement to a range of teaching/coaching situations
7. Provide student with skills which they can use to analyze and improve athletic performance.
Content1. Introduction to anatomy/bone structure, names of bones, bone markings
2. Joints and muscles - overview, stability
3. Upper limb musculature
4. Lower limb musculature
5. Peripheral nerves and blood vessels of the limbs
6. Vertebral column, back muscles, muscles of thorax and abdomen
7. Anatomical relationship of sports injuries
8. Introduction to physical sciences
9. Types of motion
10. Vectors and scalars
11. Uniform accelerated motion
12. Projectile motion
13. Angular motion
14. Force, Impulse and Momentum
15. Pressure, Work and Energy
16. Drag forces
17. Centre of gravity and stability
Replacing Course(s)In 2003 this course replaced Anatomy for Sports Science (HUBS1101) in 2nd year semester 1 and Sports Science - 2B (PHYS2720), which is in 3rd year semester 2.
TransitionFrom 2005 there will be no transition arrangements.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1411 Sports Science 1 or HUBS1401 Human Bioscience or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid semester examination
Course Learning Objectives: 1,2,3,4,5
Examination: FormalAnatomy end of semester examination
Course Learning Objectives: 1,2,3,4,5 and
Physics end of semester examination
Course Learning Objectives: 5,6,7
Laboratory ExercisesTutorial assignments and lab tasks
Course Learning Objectives: 5,6,7

Attendance: As this course requires an understanding of anatomical structures and also requires students to apply knowledge to a practical situation, students will be required to achieve a satisfactory level of attendance at laboratory sessions. Students who miss a laboratory session, and have grounds for special circumstances, will be provided alternative arrangements to meet these objectives & complete the assessment.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HUBS2105