Course Title: Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL2506

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Boris Lukin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7109

Course Coordinator Email: boris.lukin@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.064-1


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)


Course Description

This course examines the biomechanics and functional anatomy behind human motion and physical performance during exercise, sporting, recreational, rehabilitation and “daily living” activities. It provides the foundation for understanding, analysing and assessing human motion and physical performance in these settings. Specifically, this course examines the following content:

  1. Mechanics of non-moving (static) and moving (dynamic) systems
  2. Space and time aspects of human motion (Kinematics)
  3. External and internal forces that act on a body (Kinetics)
  4. Human energy expenditure, power and work (ergometry)
  5. Basic mathematical principles behind the measurement, analysis and assessment of human motion
  6. Quantitative measurement of human motion through technology
  7. Muscle mechanics during exercise, sporting, recreational and “daily living” activities
  8. Unsafe exercise practices, movement patterns and biomechanical mechanisms behind common musculoskeletal injuries
  9. Human anthropometry, physique and somatotype


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP280 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic):

  • PLO 2 Gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment
  • PLO 3 Practice as a competent health care professional in a safe, ethical and legally responsible manner
  • PLO 4 Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in the provision of specialised health care
  • PLO 5 Communicate effectively in a range of forms (written, online, oral) and with diverse audiences (patients, community/public, agencies and health professionals

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP279 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy):

  • PLO 1 Provide patient-centred care as a competent, safe primary healthcare professional
  • PLO 2 Provide osteopathic, musculoskeletal healthcare within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework
  • PLO 3 Gather and interpret health information, and employ clinical reasoning to develop differential diagnoses, to inform assessment and management
  • PLO 6 Work autonomously and collaboratively, to lead and/or contribute to inter-professional healthcare partnerships


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

  1. Apply biomechanical and functional anatomy knowledge to analyse and understand clinical and non-clinical movement patterns in exercise, sporting, recreational, rehabilitation and “daily living” activities.
  2. Safely and effectively use biomechanics technology to record, analyse and assess human motion.
  3. Use technology to assess, analyse and record human anthropometry, physique and somatotype.
  4. Be able to use basic mathematical principles to measure, analyse and assess human motion.
  5. Identify muscle action, contraction type, and movement outcomes during basic exercises, sporting and “everyday daily living” activities.
  6. Identify and correct unsafe exercise practices, movement patterns and biomechanical mechanisms behind common musculoskeletal injuries.
  7. Communicate biomechanics and functional anatomy knowledge, application and outcomes through a variety of scientific formats (reports, abstracts, presentations).  


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities are designed in a blended model with face to face and online classes, specific readings and supplementary notes, laboratory and practical guided sessions, on-line learning and assessment. Canvas allows you to independently access course material. It will be to your advantage to access and review relevant information prior to lectures and laboratories. Laboratories and practical guided sessions involve physical activity. Please dress with appropriate footwear and clothing.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include lecture notes, supplementary notes, specific readings of literature, laboratory guides, on-line quizzes (with feedback) and use biomechanical technology and software.


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).

Hurdle Requirement: In order to pass the course, students are required to attend and actively participate in 80% of practical sessions throughout the semester. 

Assessment Tasks

Early Assessment Task 1: Online quizzes

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Motion Project Report

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7

Assessment Task 3: Lower & Upper Limb Movement and Exercise Analysis

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 5, 6 & 7

Assessment Task 4: End-of-semester assessment

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 4, 5 & 6