Apply mechanical principles to the analysis of human movement.
Linear and angular kinematics: reference planes and axis of rotation; linear, rectilinear and curvilinear motion;
angular motion; basic techniques for kinematic analysis; equations of constant acceleration and projectile
motion; interpretation of kinematic data. Linear and angular kinetics: Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation;
centre of mass of a body; free-body diagrams; moment arms and levers; momentum and impulse; work, energy
and power, stability and balance; interpretation of kinetic data. Human movement in a fluid medium: buoyancy,
drag, lift and propulsion. Upper and lower body musculoskeletal tissue mechanics: stress, strain, modulus and
viscoelasticity; response of tissues to mechanical overload in injury and conditioning; degradation of tissue
Hall,S 2015, Basic Biomechanics , 7th edn, McGraw Hill, New York
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