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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Focuses on practical skills for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement, including ethical aspects of research with humans. Students will apply the principles of biomechanics, with other areas of kinesiology, in the analyses and reporting of selected human movements.

Unit content

  • Quantitative data sampling and processing techniques
  • Temporal, kinematics and kinetic profiles fundamental to healthy and clinical gait analysis
  • Ethical issues related to biomechanical research and movement analyses
  • Qualitative and quantitative kinematic analysis including development of a research question, preparation of an informed consent form, data collection, analysis and report including a comparison of the results with the literature
  • Methods related to assessing muscle activation patterns and understanding muscle activation patterns for healthy and pathological gait.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 outline and integrate applied biomechanics and common measurement techniques used to conduct qualitative and quantitative biomechanical analyses
2 outline and integrate the kinematics, kinetics and muscle activation patterns of basic human movements, including gait
3 apply biomechanical knowledge to perform ethical qualitative and quantitative analyses of human movement and communicate their findings in a scientific format
4 interpret temporal, kinematic, kinetic and muscle activation data fundamental to healthy walking, running and clinical gait analyses.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. outline and integrate applied biomechanics and common measurement techniques used to conduct qualitative and quantitative biomechanical analyses
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. outline and integrate the kinematics, kinetics and muscle activation patterns of basic human movements, including gait
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. apply biomechanical knowledge to perform ethical qualitative and quantitative analyses of human movement and communicate their findings in a scientific format
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. interpret temporal, kinematic, kinetic and muscle activation data fundamental to healthy walking, running and clinical gait analyses.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.