PH2023 - Human Biomechanics 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject will give students an introduction into how foundational physics concepts
can be applied to human movement, and used to improve performance and prevent injury.
Within practical classes, students will have the opportunity to learn how the biomechanical
parameters discussed in lectures can be measured in both laboratory and field environments,
and used to improve performance. Students will also learn about the mechanics of specific
structures within the human body such as bone, joints, and skeletal muscle. Once students
have examined these specific structures, the functional aspects of the upper extremity,
lower extremity, and back are investigated. The causes of common injuries and the
resulting biomechanical and anatomical adaptations are discussed along with the effects
of aging. Students will also learn how to quantify load at the major joints and basic
discussion around how this knowledge can be used is undertaken.
- describe the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system, particularly
under movement conditions;
- define and apply the fundamental concepts of mechanics applicable to the study of
- measure biomechanical characteristics of sport and exercise activities using fundamental
- interpret data collected using fundamental biomechanical equipment.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
- Invigilated > Other exams - (20%)
- Tutorial quizzes - (10%)
- Practical work - (20%).
||PH1001 or PH1005
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr Sara Brice.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 26 hours tutorials
- 24 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest