Introduces students to physical laws and the application of these laws to the mechanics of motion, with emphasis on human motion.
This unit will cover: Relevant aspects of the academic skill of numeracy; Describing motion using linear and angular kinematics; Linear and angular kinetics — gravity, inertia, forces and torques; Balance, stability and equilibrium; Machines and free body diagrams; Energy, work and power; Linear and angular momentum, impulse, impacts and collisions; fluid dynamics — aero- and hydrodynamics.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate competency in understanding and applying the academic skill of numeracy in relevant mathematical operations.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Describe, explain and apply concepts related to kinematics, kinetics, balance and machines.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Integrate and apply concepts related to kinematics, kinetics, balance and machines to examples of human motion.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Describe, explain and apply concepts related to work, energy, momentum, impulse and fluid dynamics.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Integrate and apply biomechanical concepts as a whole to examples of human motion.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Hall, S, 2014, Basic Biomechanics, 7th edn, McGraw Hill, New York. ISBN: 9780073522760.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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