BMS257 Movement Science (8)

This subject provides students with a foundational understanding of biomechanics and human movement. The subject will specifically address the biomechanics of human movement during key activities such as walking and sporting activities. Students will learn strategies to assess, record and analyse normal human movement and movement dysfunction across the lifespan. Students enrolling in this subject are expected to have achieved, or be in the process of acquiring, a substantive level of background knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system.

Subject Outlines
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Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Orange Campus
Port Macquarie Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS257. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge

Students enrolling in this subject are assumed to have achieved, or be in the process of acquiring, a substantive level of background knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate basic mathematical knowledge and methods relevant to the study of human movement
  • be able to discuss the biomechanical properties of materials, soft tissues and muscle in relation to aging, injury and pathology
  • be able to discuss the biomechanical properties of bone, fracture healing, joint replacements and fracture fixation
  • be able to use tools to assess, measure and analyse human movement, using observation and technologies
  • be able to analyse functional human movement, walking, running and throwing across the lifespan
  • be able to discuss, analyse and apply the biomechanical principles of exercise in rehabilitation
  • be able to discuss and analyse posture and balance control in normal and some pathological conditions
  • be able to explain fluid mechanics in relation to exercise and movement in water
  • be able to discuss theories of motor control and their role in rehabilitation
  • be able to research and interpret literature in relation to biomechanical properties of materials
  • be able to create a presentation directed at peers and considering the context and audience when gathering, interpreting, constructing and presenting information

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Biomechanical properties of materials, soft tissues and muscle particularly in relation to aging, injury and pathology
  • Biomechanical properties of bone, fracture healing, joint replacements and fracture fixation and their implications upon movement
  • Functional human movement including essential components of standing up walking, running, reaching and throwing across the lifespan
  • Kinetic and kinematic analysis using observation and 'apps'
  • The biomechanical principles of exercise in rehabilitation
  • Posture and balance control in normal and some pathological conditions
  • Fluid mechanics in relation to exercise and movement in water
  • Theories of motor control for movement

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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