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BMS257 Movement Science (8)

Abstract

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.

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Session 1
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusOrange Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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

The 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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.