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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty-two hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials. |
Total Time Commitment: It is expected that students will commit at least 96 hours of private study in addition to their formal contact time.
|Prerequisites:||436-121 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and 431-202 Engineering Analysis B or equivalent.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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|Subject Overview:||This subject provides an introduction to the biomechanics of human movement. At the completion of the subject, students will be able to: 1. Understand the basic concepts of mechanics and appreciate the ways in which they can be applied to the study of human movement; 2. Describe some of the common experimental methods used in human movement studies; 3. Describe and be able to apply some of the theoretical methods used to analyse human movement. |
Topics covered include kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies; kinematic measurement techniques; processing of kinematic measurements; anthropometric properties of body parts; force and moment of force; equations of motion; force and strain measurements in biomechanics; work, energy and power in movement.
|Assessment:||One 2-hour end of semester written examination (40%), and 1-hour mid-term examination (20%) and 4 homework assignments distributed throughout the semester (40%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement, D.A. Winter, Wiley Publication, 2nd Edition, 1990.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) Biomechanics |
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