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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Focuses on concepts of biomechanics and kinesiology applied to situations that have specific implications for occupational therapy practice and intervention in activities of daily living and the workplace. The emphasis is on biomechanical concepts and the application of those concepts to certain tissues and specific regions, including the trunk and upper limb. The effect of common work tasks will also be explored.

Unit content

Topic 1: Linear Kinematics - Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration
Topic 2: Forces - Inertia, Friction, Gravity, Muscular, Reaction - Stability, Free Body Diagrams, Centre of Mass
Topic 3: Rotational kinematics and dynamics - Absolute and relative angles - Torques, levers and pulleys
Topic 4: Tissue mechanics - Muscle's ability to produce tension - Cartilage, bone, tendon & ligament mechanics
Topic 5: Factors affecting balance and stability
Topic 6: Functional anatomy of the neck, trunk and upper limb

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 recall and apply factors related to linear and rotational kinematics and kinetics
2 recall and explain the concept of forces as the source of changes in motion
3 use biomechanical equations to explain biomechanical relationships
4 recall and explain factors related to tissue mechanics
5 apply functional anatomy and biomechanical concepts to the human body.

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

  1. recall and apply factors related to linear and rotational kinematics and kinetics
    • GA4:
  2. recall and explain the concept of forces as the source of changes in motion
    • GA4:
  3. use biomechanical equations to explain biomechanical relationships
    • GA4:
  4. recall and explain factors related to tissue mechanics
    • GA4:
  5. apply functional anatomy and biomechanical concepts to the human body.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.