Course Title: Kinesiology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Kinesiology

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2104

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 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Noel Lythgo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6518

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

Course Coordinator Location: 203.3.04

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Kinesiology is the study of the functional anatomy specifically related to exercise and sport. It provides a foundation for the study of biomechanics, exercise physiology, rehabilitation and exercise prescription. Knowledge of kinesiology is important for Exercise and Sport Scientists and Physical Education teachers.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP 296 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. Assess exercise clients using valid and reliable methods, and generate reports in an appropriate format (PLO5).
  5. Identify exercise needs of a person/team and design appropriate exercise interventions (PLO6).
  6. Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and / or health, disease and aging (PLO7).
  7. Identify and solve problems relating to exercise and sporting contexts (PLO9).

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP 041 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:

  1. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.
  2. Safely and effectively use instrumentation and equipment to assess and record human anthropometry, physique and somatotype.
  3. Identify muscle action in basic exercises and sport activities.
  4. Design a basic musculoskeletal exercise programs for clients.
  5. Communicate knowledge in a variety of scientific formats.
  6. Apply knowledge and skills to analyse muscle action in sport activities.
  7. Model how anatomical arrangements affect movement function in exercise and sport.


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

 

Early Assessment Task 1:  Skill Tests (Pass/Fail Hurdle requirement)

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLO 2, 5.  Any student failing the laboratory skills test at 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. A pass on the first attempt will score 10%. A pass on the second attempt can only score a maximum of 5%.

Assessment Task 2:  Mid-Semester Exam

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 4, 6, 7

 

Assessment Task 3: Skill Tests (Pass/Fail Hurdle requirement)

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 5, 7. Any student failing the laboratory skills test at 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. A pass on the first attempt will score 10%. A pass on the second attempt can only score a maximum of 5%.

Assessment Task 4: End of semester Exam

Weighting 50% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3, 4, 6, 7