Biomechanics of Human Motion
Area of Study
Global Health, Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Human Biology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis 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 objectivesUpon 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 motionB. Demonstrate knowledge of the biomechanical principles of sport, exercise and healthC. Understand the impact of physical laws on human motionD. Analyse and explain the optimisation of human performance through application of biomechanical principlesThis 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)ContentIntroductory concepts ? basic movement terms, fundamental and derived quantities, vectors and scalarsLinear and angular kinematics ? time, displacement, velocity and acceleration of human movementLinear and angular kinetics ? force, momentum and inertial factors of human movement, muscle mechanics including torque and efficiencyAngular kinematicsAssessmentAssessment task 1: Class ExaminationObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B, C and DThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):3.0 and 4.0Weight: 30%Length:40 Minutes eachAssessment task 2: Laboratory ManualObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B, C and DThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):3.0 and 4.0Weight: 20%Assessment task 3: Final ExaminationObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B, C and DThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):3.0Weight: 50%
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.