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Clinical Biomechanics - EXSS5051

Year - 2020

A review of kinematics, kinetics, and EMG will be undertaken at the beginning of the unit in preparation for the applications. 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. It will further develop the understanding of biomechanics through clinical applications, including normal and pathological gait, gait maturation and gait alterations in older adults. 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 of study will be offered on campus supported with Blackboard resources.

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

Task analysis project (20%), case study (15%), mid semester quiz (15%) and end-semester exam (50%)

There is no prescribed textbook for this unit. Your lecturers will provide you with example readings to assist your learning where appropriate.

Assumed knowledge
Anatomy; biomechanics/physics.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Exercise and Sport Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Alycia Fong Yan
HECS Band: 2
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