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BIOS3065: Anatomical Analysis of Exercise

This unit of study will extend the student's knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomy by applying functional anatomy principles to the analysis of exercises. Relevant research and advanced knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomical concepts will be used to explore exercises designed to: strengthen and lengthen specific muscles; improve muscle coordination; develop dynamic stability; and prevent the development of muscle imbalances that may contribute to musculoskeletal injury. The application of musculoskeletal anatomy principles to increase exercise difficulty and variety will also be explored.

Code BIOS3065
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
BIOS1168 and BIOS1169

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Possess a deep & comprehensive understanding of functional musculoskeletal anatomy & its relation to body movement
  • LO2. Implement knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomical principles to identify muscle recruitment patterns during movement/exercise scenarios
  • LO3. Apply functional musculoskeletal anatomical principles & relevant research to evaluate exercises designed to strengthen specific muscle groups, lengthen specific muscle groups & improve muscle co-ordination & dynamic joint stability
  • LO4. Design functionally specific exercise programs for various client groups
  • LO5. Appreciate the importance & assess the safety risk of exercise programs for various client groups
  • LO6. Respond creatively to challenges encountered during exercise prescription
  • LO7. Communicate clearly & effectively with specialist & lay audiences
  • LO8. Work autonomously & independently & assume responsibility for their learning

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.