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Biomechanics of Human Movement - EXSS1018

This unit aims to develop an appreciation of how mechanical principles can be applied to understand the underlying causes of human movement. Topics include: kinematics, vectors, Newton`s laws of motion, work, energy, power, and momentum; for both translational and rotational motion; and the influence of fluids on motion. Emphasis is placed on developing mathematical skills and analytical problem solving techniques. The laboratory classes complement the lectures; providing opportunities to validate mechanical principles in a quantitative manner.

2-hr lecture /week, 4x2-hr practical/semester, 4x1-hr tutorials/semester, online weekly quizzes for feedback

2-hr mid-semester exam (40%), and 2-hr end-semester exam (60%)

Hamill J and Knutzen KM (2014) Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement 4th. Ed., Baltimore: Wolters Kluwer.

Assumed knowledge
HSC Mathematics


Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Exercise and Sport Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr René Ferdinands
HECS Band: 2
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