|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||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.
|Prerequisites:||PH1001 or PH1005|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coord/Lect:||Dr Sara Brice.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); tutorial quizzes (10%); practical work (20%).|
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