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SP2011 - Advanced Biomechanics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Engineering

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.

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 find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • 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 use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: SP2003 OR PH2023
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PH3025 PH2024 SP3005

Availabilities

Cairns, 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%).

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%).

Note: 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 official information.