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Biomechanics I (EXS204)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit teaches students principles of biomechanics and their application to human movement from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Students will develop skills in basic movement analysis. Examples are drawn from both the clinical and sporting realms.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completion of this units students will be able to:
1. Describe movement from a biomechanical perspective
2. Analyse a movement in two dimensions.
3. Explain the kinematics and kinetics of human movement and how they are related to each other.
4. Apply biomechanics in clinical, sporting or functional settings.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours; Laboratory: 1 hour
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is through lectures presenting students with the theoretical underpinnings of biomechanics. This theoretical underpinning then then applied during practical laboratories and workshops. Students also complete a group project which brings together theoretical and practical knowledge.
Assessment Online Lab Quizzes 10% - Demonstration of an understanding on concepts cover in laboratories
Group Movement Analysis Project 30% - Ability to demonstrate a practical application of biomechanics
Mid Semester Examination 20% - Closed book examination on all content from weeks 1-7 20%
End of Semester Examination 40% - -Closed book examination on all content 40%
During the group movement analysis project students are provided feedback across two smaller assessment points prior to the completing of the final assessment.
Prerequisites CHI124/EXS124 Principles of Sports Science (or CHI109 Chiropractic Skills and Principles I pre 2015)
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EXS209/EXS2091 Biomechanics or CHI209/CHI2091 Biomechanics and Diagnostic Palpation Skills may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) [New in 2018]
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc)+(GradDipClinExPhys) [New in 2018]
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (BSportExSc)+(BSc) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Alasdair Dempsey
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MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Alasdair Dempsey
Health Course Portfolio Development Lead

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6526
e: Alasdair.Dempsey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.012 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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