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Unit description

Introduces students to physical laws and the application of these laws to the mechanics of motion.

Unit content

  • Relevant aspects of the academic skill of numeracy
  • Describing motion using linear and angular kinematics
  • Linear and angular kinetics
  • 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

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1apply the academic skill of numeracy in relevant mathematical operationsKnowledge of a discipline
2explain and apply concepts related to kinematics, kinetics, balance and machinesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3explain and apply concepts related to work, energy, momentum, impulse and fluid dynamicsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4integrate and apply musculoskeletal functional anatomy with biomechanical concepts as a whole in examples of human motion.Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply the academic skill of numeracy in relevant mathematical operations
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. explain and apply concepts related to kinematics, kinetics, balance and machines
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. explain and apply concepts related to work, energy, momentum, impulse and fluid dynamics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. integrate and apply musculoskeletal functional anatomy with biomechanical concepts as a whole in examples of human motion.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Hall, S, 2019, Basic Biomechanics, 8th edn, McGraw Hill, New York. ISBN: 9781260085549.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Academic numeracy skill competency quiz - onlineSR
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: closed book30%
Practical Assessment40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Academic numeracy skill competency quiz - onlineSR
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: closed book30%
Practical Assessment40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Academic numeracy skill competency quiz - onlineSR
Exam: closed book30%
Exam: closed book30%
Practical Assessment40%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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