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PH2024 - Human Biomechanics 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

This subject examines techniques for measuring and describing aspects of human motion and explores applications of biomechanical principles and methodologies in ergonomics, orthopaedics, sport, exercise and rehabilitation. Body segment determination; static and dynamic approaches to linear kinematics; gait analysis; bending, shear and torsion; biomechanical adaptations of tissue (load, disuse, overuse, nutrition, ageing); intrinsic and extrinsic contributions to injury; tissue response to injury.

Learning Outcomes

  • to apply biomechanical knowledge and skills in sport, exercise and health settings;
  • to further develop understanding of the mechanics of human motion;
  • to measure and describe biomechanical characteristics of sport and exercise activities.
Prerequisites: MA1000 AND (PH1005 OR PH2023 OR SP2003)
PH3025 SP2011 SP3005


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
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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