Unit aim

In this unit there is a strong emphasis on learning practical skills for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement, including ethical aspects of research with humans. Students will apply the principles of biomechanics, with other areas of kinesiology, in the analyses and reporting of selected human movements.

Unit content

This unit will cover: Quantitative data sampling and processing techniques; temporal, kinematics and kinetic profiles fundamental to healthy and clinical gait analysis; ethical issues related to biomechanical research and movement analyses; qualitative and quantitative kinematic analysis including development of a research question, preparation of an informed consent form, data collection, analysis and report including a comparison of the results with the literature; methods related to assessing muscle activation patterns and understanding muscle activation patterns for healthy and pathological gait.

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online (9 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Podcast presentation due in week 12 or 13 as determined at the start of session.40%
Practical book assessment. i.e. submission of laboratory manual with interpretations of data collected in laboratory classes during weeks 5 to 10.40%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online (9 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Podcast presentation due in week 12 or 13 as determined at the start of session.40%
Practical book assessment. i.e. submission of laboratory manual with interpretations of data collected in laboratory classes during weeks 5 to 10.40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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