Unit

School Of Health Sciences

BiomechanicsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401140.3

Discipline: HUMAN MOVEMENT

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), 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine or 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) or 3769 Bachelor of Data Science or 4656 Bachelor of Health Science, 6000 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science or 6001 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education).


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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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.


Courses
3621.7Bachelor of EngineeringCONTINUING
3689.1Bachelor of EngineeringCONTINUING
3689.2Bachelor of EngineeringCONTINUING
3691.6Bachelor of Engineering ScienceCURRENT
3728.4Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
3740.1Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)CONTINUING
3740.2Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)CONTINUING
3740.3Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)CURRENT
3740.4Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)CURRENT
3769.2Bachelor of Data ScienceCURRENT
3771.1Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)CURRENT
4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
4658.4Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)CONTINUING
4658.5Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)CURRENT
4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCONTINUING
4706.3Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4733.2Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT
4741.2Bachelor of Sport DevelopmentCURRENT
4742.1Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)CURRENT
4747.2Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT
6000.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KT3102.1ElectricalCONTINUING
KT3115.1ElectricalCONTINUING
KT3116.1MechanicalCONTINUING
KT3117.1Robotics and MechatronicsCONTINUING
KT3137.1ElectricalCONTINUING
KT3138.1MechanicalCONTINUING
KT3139.1Robotics and MechatronicsCONTINUING
KT3161.1ElectricalCURRENT
KT3162.1MechanicalCURRENT
KT3163.1Robotics and MechatronicsCURRENT
KT3175.1Software EngineeringCURRENT
MT3048.1Advanced ManufacturingCURRENT
MT3049.1Materials EngineeringCURRENT
MT3053.1Electrical EngineeringCURRENT
MT3054.1Mechanical EngineeringCURRENT
MT3055.1Robotics and Mechatronics EngineeringCURRENT
SM3091.1Biomedical EngineeringCURRENT
SM4008.1Exercise ScienceCURRENT




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