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BIOS3065: Anatomical Analysis of Exercise

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Department of Medical Sciences

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

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

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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