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Semester 1 - Dual-Delivery
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Biomechanics, which relates structure and function in biological systems, is important in the understanding of human movement, and in the treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. This subject introduces students to musculoskeletal biomechanics of the human body, with applications to the behaviour of biological tissues such as bone, cartilage, ligament and muscle during human movement.
The subject will provide theory and practical exposure to human motion measurement and modelling of the joint forces and moments that actuate human movement. This subject will introduce biomechanics in sport, including performance, injury and injury prevention. Ageing and associated musculoskeletal disorders will also be included, as well an overview of orthopaedics strategies for the treatment of end-stage bone and joint conditions, including joint replacements and surgical reconstruction.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Model musculoskeletal mechanics in the context of human movement.
- Describe principles of tissue biomechanics related to bone, cartilage, ligament and muscle.
- Model biomechanics of bones and joints in the orthopaedics context .
- Evaluate the effects of ageing and injury on the musculoskeletal system and human movement.
- Analyse sports biomechanics, including principles of performance, training, injury and injury prevention.
- The ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals.
- The ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.
- The ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance.
- Proficiency in engineering design.
- A capacity for creativity and innovation.
- The ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member.
- A capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.
Last updated: 4 September 2021