Course Title: Biomechanics 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Biomechanics 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2150

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

OHTH2150

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Noel Lythgo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6518

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

Course Coordinator Location: 203.03.004


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

OHTH2106 Biomechanics 1 (Course ID 038244)

 


Course Description

In this course you will examine the mechanics behind human motion and performance, including projectile motion and equipment design, in sport and exercise. This includes:

  • The 2D/3D motion of human movement.
  • The kinematics and kinetics of walking, running, sprinting and jumping in athletic and non-athletic populations.
  • The kinematics and kinetics, including muscle activation patterns, of pathological and non-pathological gait patterns.
  • Fluid mechanics (air and water), mechanical efficiency (e.g. running economy) and sporting equipment design.
  • The capture and interpretation of motion data with triaxial accelerometers, 2D and 3D motion measurement systems, torque and force measurement systems, muscle activation systems (EMG), high speed cameras and other dedicated motion analysis systems.

Laboratories, tutorials and practical sessions will provide the opportunity for you to apply biomechanics to applied situations in exercise, sport and recreation activities.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes forBP 296 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science):

  • 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).
  • Utilise core instrumentation and equipment for the monitoring and assessment of exercise clients (PLO2).
  • Review, analyse and interpret information, and independently generate conclusions (PLO3).
  • Communicate knowledge through a variety of modalities (PLO4)
  • Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and / or health, disease and aging (PLO7).


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  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.
  2. Safely and effectively use biomechanics instrumentation and equipment to record and assess human and object motion.
  3. Record, extract and analyse key information about human and object motion.
  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 (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Gait Report

Weighting 10%

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

Assessment Task 2: Major Motion Analysis Project

Weighting 35%

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

Assessment Task 3: Exam

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 3

Assessment Task 4: Online Quizzes x 5

Weighting 15% (3% per quiz)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 3

 

PASS/FAIL HURDLE Requirements

80% attendance of laboratories This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Two skill tests (no weighting). This assessment task supports CLO 3