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PH2024 - Human Biomechanics 2

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

Dynamics of the human body, mass and inertial characteristics of the human body and human body segments, analysis of force systems, mathematical modelling of biomechanical systems, energy flow, open and closed kinetic chain movements.

Learning Outcomes

  • to be able to formulate and solve problems related to these topics;
  • to understand the theoretical concepts covered in lectures;
  • to undertake experimental work and write laboratory reports.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: MA1000 AND (PH1005 OR PH2023 OR SP2003)
PH3025 SP2011 SP3005


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Sara Brice.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 15 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); practical (20%).

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