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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Focuses on 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

  • 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 movement analysis including preparation of an informed consent form, data collection, analysis, evaluation, feedback, recommendations and report
  • 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.

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
1outline and integrate applied biomechanics and common measurement techniques used to conduct qualitative and quantitative biomechanical analysesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2outline and integrate the kinematics, kinetics and muscle activation patterns of basic human movements, including healthy, pathological and dysfunctional gaitIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3apply biomechanical knowledge to perform ethical qualitative and quantitative analyses of human movement and communicate their findings Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4interpret temporal, kinematic, kinetic and muscle activation data fundamental to healthy walking and running gait.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. outline and integrate applied biomechanics and common measurement techniques used to conduct qualitative and quantitative biomechanical analyses
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. outline and integrate the kinematics, kinetics and muscle activation patterns of basic human movements, including healthy, pathological and dysfunctional gait
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply biomechanical knowledge to perform ethical qualitative and quantitative analyses of human movement and communicate their findings
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. interpret temporal, kinematic, kinetic and muscle activation data fundamental to healthy walking and running gait.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

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

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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