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EXSS2031: Movement Analysis

2024 unit information

This unit of study builds on the platform established in EXSS1038 Principles of Biomechanics to consolidate prior knowledge and competency with a focus now on interpretation, application and integration of knowledge with skills. Practical classes are a key feature of this unit of study providing the learning experience in which the mathematical and problem-solving skills introduced in earlier units are specifically challenged in the conduct of kinematic and kinetic analysis of movement. A major project will be conducted to quantitatively analyse a movement task, developing problem solving, analysis and presentation skills.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Movement Sciences

Code EXSS2031
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Understand principles of data collection for biomechanics, especially with regard to the principles of filming movements for quantitative analysis
  • LO2. Understand how the mechanical properties of biological tissues influence the response of the body to these loads, potentially causing acute and chronic injuries
  • LO3. Be able to collect and interpret EMG signals to understand the relative load and fatigue level experienced by muscles
  • LO4. Be able to assess the demands placed on the body by exercise loads and use this to recommend changes to enhance performance and reduce injury risk
  • LO5. Be familiar with the mechanical principles associated with normal and pathological gait, and how these change across the lifespan
  • LO6. Be able to conduct a biomechanical assessment of movement technique and communicate the findings to a lay audience

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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