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Principles of Biomechanics - EXSS1038

Year - 2020

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.

Lectures: 2 hours per week Practicals: 8 hours per semester Tutorials: 4 hours per semester

Mid semester exam: MCQ and short answer (40%), final exam: MCQ and short answer (55%), tutorial/practical quizzes (5%) and preliminary mathematics quiz (0%).

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


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Movement Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rene Ferdinands
HECS Band: 1
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