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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 2025

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154200

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

Apply mechanical principles to the analysis of human movement.

Course content

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
mechanics.

Textbook(s)

Hall,S 2015, Basic Biomechanics , 7th edn, McGraw Hill, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Quizzes - 40% 60 minutes
Report 500 words 20% -
Presentation 2000 word equivalent 40% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Health Sciences

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