Clinical Biomechanics (EXSS5051)


The course offers an introduction to some of the issues in clinical biomechanics, including: gait, activities of daily living, musculoskeletal and injury biomechanics, postural control. Knowledge in kinematics, kinetics, and EMG is developed for application to pathological conditions. The mechanical properties of tissues and the influence of exercises and rehabilitation on tissue development and health will be discussed in relation to injury occurrence and prevention. This unit will further develop the understanding of biomechanics through clinical applications, including normal and pathological gait, gait maturation and gait alterations in older adults.

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2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr practical or tutorial/week


task analysis project (20%), case study (20%), case study group report (20%) and end-semester exam (40%)

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.