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EHR300 Neuromechanical Basis of Movement and Rehabilitation (8)


The subject will develop the students' capability to apply biomechanical theoretical concepts and methods to voluntary movement tasks, such as gait and object lifting technique.  A problem-focused learning design will require students to review and interpret literature to construct, apply and justify the biomechanical factors that are influenced by injury, loading, ageing, common musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic design.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Assumed Knowledge

EHR218 and EHR329

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise Science students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • perform a biomechanical analysis of a rehabilitation task to identify biomechanical problems attributing to an injury and/or potential injury risk factor(s) to be able to develop and implement effective injury prevention and/or rehabilitation program;
  • explain and demonstrate quantitatively analysis of gait patterns using temporal, kinematic, kinetic and electromyography variables that are commonly assessed by clinical gait analyses;
  • describe the stages in the normative development of gait and the major changes in gait patterns that occur in the elderly and in those with common pathological conditions;
  • explain how the biomechanics of movement tasks may be affect by muscular weakness, fatigue and/or neurological disorders;
  • explain the biomechanical properties and structural changes of tissues and structural changes with adaptations to load, disuse, overuse, aging and other factors;
  • Identify biomechanical factors of common exercise equipment and ergonomics of work place procedures and equipment, and their associated injury risk factors;
  • explain the interaction of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to injuries and demonstrate the ability to measure and analyse injury mechanisms associated with particular types of tissue injuries.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Muscle mechanics
  • Enthesis and tendinopathies
  • Ergonomics
  • Pathological gait
  • Electromyography and biofeedback
  • Shoulder joint biomechanics and rehabilitation
  • Knee joint biomechanics and rehabilitation


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.