Course Title: Biomechanics 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Biomechanics 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2106

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015

OHTH2106

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Noel Lyhtgo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6518

Course Coordinator Email: noel.lythgo@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 203.03.04

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email to make an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course examines the mechanics behind human motion and performance, including projectile motion, in sport and exercise. It specifically examines the:

  • Laws of Newtonian and fluid mechanics.
  • Mechanics of non-moving (static) and moving (dynamic) systems.
  • Kinematics or spatiotemporal aspects of motion,
  • Kinetics or forces that act on a body and influence its movement or stability.
  • Mathematical foundations of movement.
  • analyse and describe the motion of a body or system using qualitative and quantitative   approaches (instrumentation).
  • Basic concepts of human skeletal muscle mechanics.
  • Ergometry and basic concepts of energy expenditure.

Laboratories, tutorials and practical sessions will provide the opportunity for you to apply biomechanics to applied situations in exercise, sport and skill coaching/teaching.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP296 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science):

  1. Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of Exercise and Sport Science.  Including the core areas of: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, and Psychology (PLO1).
  2. Utilise core instrumentation and equipment for the monitoring and assessment of exercise clients (PLO2).
  3. Review, analyse and interpret information, and independently generate conclusions (PLO3).
  4. Communicate knowledge through a variety of modalities (PLO4).
  5. Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and / or health, disease and aging (PLO7).

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP041 Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and Physical Education):

Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • CLO 1: Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of biomechanics, particularly in the fields of kinematics and kinetics as applied to human and projectile motion.
  • CLO2: Safely and effectively use biomechanics instrumentation and equipment to record and assess human and object motion.
  • CLO 3: Record, extract and analyse key information about human and object motion.
  • CLO 4: Communicate biomechanics knowledge in a variety of scientific formats (reports, abstracts).


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning resources in this course include class readings, lecture notes, practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics. The myRMIT system provides opportunities for you to independently access much of this material. It will be to your advantage to access and review lecture notes and related materials prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of lecture note materials.

Forty eight hours (48) of lecturer guided learning (lectures, laboratories) and forty eight hours (48) of directed learning through online activities and independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include class readings, lecture notes, practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics. The myRMIT system provides opportunities for students to independently access much of this material. It will be to the student’s advantage to access and review lecture notes and related materials prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of lecture note materials.

 


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task 1:  2D Motion Analysis Project Description

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 4

Assessment Task 2:  Mid-Semester Exam

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLO 1

Assessment Task 3: 2D Motion Analysis Project Report

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 4: End of semester Exam

Weighting 50% 

This assessment supports CLO 1

Assessment Task 5: Skills Test (Pass/Fail Hurdle requirement) - This hurdle ONLY applies to BP296 Exercise and Sports Science students.  This HURDLE requirement does NOT apply to BP041 Physical Education students.

This assessment supports CLOs 2 & 3  

Any student failing the laboratory skills tests on the first attempt will be provided with a second opportunity to pass the skills test.  A second failure will result in a failure of the course.