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PH2023 - Human Biomechanics 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Engineering

Describing motion; joint classifications and movement characteristics; identification of major muscles, origins, insertions and actions; qualitative and quantitative analysis of movements. Forces and torques; movement responses to applied forces; linear kinematics; projectile trajectory and motion; rectilinear and curvilinear motion; angular kinematic variables; angular and linear displacement/velocity/acceleration; Newtons laws of motion and gravitation; friction; impulse and momentum; mechanical work, power and energy; levers; centre of gravity; balance and stability; fluid dynamics in sport; kinetic link principles.

Learning Outcomes

  • to solve problems related to these topics;
  • to understand the theoretical concepts covered in lectures;
  • to undertake experimental work and write laboratory reports.
Prerequisites: PH1001 or PH1005


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Sara Brice.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); practical work (20%).

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