School Of Health Sciences

BiomechanicsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401140.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Peter Clothier

Assumed Knowledge
It is assumed that students have knowledge of structural and functional anatomy of the human body. Students also need to be able to apply basic concepts in maths and physics.

Equivalent Units
400139 - Biomehanics and Kinesiology, 400882 - Introduction to Biomechanics

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4658 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science), 4661 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric Medicine, 4662 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy, 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 4707 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine or 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Peter Clothier  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
The study of biomechanics, the science that examines the forces acting upon a structure and the effects of these forces, is essential for understanding how the human body moves during daily activities, exercise and sport. It is also important when considering where problems may arise with human movement, such as with disease processes, over exercising and injury and postural pathology. This unit is designed to introduce the student to biomechanics by studying: the mechanical principles of human movement: balance and equilibrium: mechanical factors involved in tissue type and motion; and the analysis of human movement.

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