Biomechanics of Human Motion

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biomechanics of Human Motion

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Global Health, Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    This subject introduces students to the biomechanical principles that underpin human movement. It analyses both internal and external forces with respect to the human body and its environment. Emphasis is placed on how various kinematic and kinetic principles can be applied to improve movement skill technique, maximise performance and/or reduce injuries. Students learn qualitative and quantitative techniques which assist in the analysis of human motion.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    A. Comprehend and apply the fundamental concepts of biomechanics applicable to the study of human motion
    B. Demonstrate knowledge of the biomechanical principles of sport, exercise and health
    C. Understand the impact of physical laws on human motion
    D. Analyse and explain the optimisation of human performance through application of biomechanical principles
    This subject also contributes specifically to the following graduate attributes:
    Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions; (3.0)
    Engage in research and critical thinking to integrate diverse knowledge and develop creative, effective and evidence-based solutions; (4.0)
    Content
    Introductory concepts ? basic movement terms, fundamental and derived quantities, vectors and scalars
    Linear and angular kinematics ? time, displacement, velocity and acceleration of human movement
    Linear and angular kinetics ? force, momentum and inertial factors of human movement, muscle mechanics including torque and efficiency
    Angular kinematics
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Class Examination
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B, C and D
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    3.0 and 4.0
    Weight: 30%
    Length:
    40 Minutes each
    Assessment task 2: Laboratory Manual
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B, C and D
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    3.0 and 4.0
    Weight: 20%
    Assessment task 3: Final Examination
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B, C and D
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    3.0
    Weight: 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.