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Biomechanics of Human Movement - PHTY302

This unit will cover the basic principles of biomechanics and apply these to the analysis of human movement and the musculoskeletal system. This unit will integrate the student’s understanding of mechanics with functional anatomy through the study of biomechanics of human locomotion (in two dimensions) including kinematics, kinetics, muscle function, work and power. The mechanics of tissues in the musculoskeletal system will also be introduced and discussed in the context of injuries and exercise prescription. The theoretical basis of methods for assessing movement, both quantitative and qualitative, will also be introduced enabling basic practical analysis of common movements to be performed.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Timothy Doyle

36cp at 100 level or above including HLTH108 and (HLTH109 or MEDI203Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Health Professions

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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