ESSC12004 - Exercise and Sport Biomechanics
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is designed so that students should be able to explain the fundamental concepts of mechanics that are applicable to the study of human motion. Students will be introduced to basic principles of mechanics to assess and analyse human motion as it relates to the musculoskeletal system. This unit will introduce basic biomechanical equipment and measurement techniques to devise safe and effective fitness programs, improve athletes' performance, recognise and correct improper technique during physical activity, prevent injuries and regain physical fitness after injury. Note: All flexible enrolled students are required to attend a compulsory Exercise and Sport Biomechanics residential school to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 OR BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology AND ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 25%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail
4. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Student appreciated the Lab Summary Videos Course Evaluation Will continue to create Lab Summary Videos in future offerings.
Students wish to see more practice problems particularly at an introductory level for those who have not taken physics/maths in a long time. Course Evaluation Introductory and refresher material will continue to be provided in the Student Resources page of the Course Moodle site. We will also develop a specific list of practice problems from the textbook for students to complete which will accompany weekly lectures.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of mechanics that are applicable to the study of human motion
  2. Describe the significance and limitations imposed on the musculo-skeletal system by mechanical laws
  3. Apply basic principles of mechanics to evaluate real-world biomechanical problems
  4. Employ basic biomechanical equipment and measurement techniques to acquire and analyse data
  5. Appraise the use of current biomechanical techniques, equipment, and training in the optimisation of human performance

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination      
4 - On-campus Activity      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication      
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking        
4. Information Literacy        
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence        
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)          
2 - Written Assessment        
3 - Examination            
4 - On-campus Activity  

Prescribed Textbooks

Basic Biomechanics
Author/s: Susan Hall Year: 2014
Edition: 7th Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
City: New York State: New York
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CG85 Program Portal (Moodle)
  • PC/Mac computer with Microsoft Office (or equivalent) software
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorCrystal Kean (c.kean@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Measurement in Biomechanics

Chapters: 1, 2, 3

Week 2 13-03-2017

Linear Kinematics and Projectile Motion

Chapters: 2, 10
Week 3 20-03-2017 Linear Kinetics I

Chapters: 3, 12

Week 4 27-03-2017 Linear Kinetics II Chapters: 3, 12
Week 5 03-04-2017 Angular Kinematics Chapters: 2, 11

Quiz 1 - Laboratory 1 (Linear Kinematics) and Quiz 2 - Laboratory 2 (Linear Kinetics) Open Wednesday (5 Apr 17) 08:00 AM AEST

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017 Angular Kinetics I
Chapters: 3, 13, 14
Week 7 24-04-2017

Angular Kinetics II


Chapters: 3, 13, 14

Quiz 1 - Laboratory 1 (Linear Kinematics) and Quiz 2 - Laboratory 2 (Linear Kinetics) Close Wednesday (26 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST

Week 8 01-05-2017

Muscle Mechanics

Main Chapter: 6

Supplementary Chapters: 7, 8, 9 and online reading

Quiz 3 - Laboratory 3 (Angular Kinematics) and Quiz 4 - Laboratory 4 (Angular Kinetics) Open Wednesday (3 May 17) 08:00 AM AEST

Week 9 08-05-2017 Bone Mechanics
Main Chapters: 4 and 5
Supplementary Chapters: 7, 8, 9 and online reading
Week 10 15-05-2017 3D Motion Analysis
Online reading

Quiz 3 - Laboratory 3 (Angular Kinematics) and Quiz 4 - Laboratory 4 (Angular Kinetics) Close Wednesday (17 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST

Biomechanical Problem-based Questions Due Friday (19 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Fluid Mechanics

Chapter: 15

Quiz 5 - Laboratory 5 (Muscle Mechanics) and Quiz 6 - Laboratory 6 (3D Movement Analysis) Open Wednesday (24 May 17) 08:00 AM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017 Review
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Quiz 5 - Laboratory 5 (Muscle Mechanics) and Quiz 6 - Laboratory 6 (3D Movement Analysis) Close Wednesday (7 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST

Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Laboratory Quizzes
Task Description

You will complete a series of six (6) quizzes which are based on laboratory activities.The quizzes will consist of numerical, short answer (1-2 sentences) and long answer (3-5 sentences) questions. These questions will be based on the data, readings, and discussions related to the laboratory activities. You will also be required to submit the relevant completed Laboratory Worksheets with each quiz.

Detail for each quiz topic and the open/close dates are listed below.

  1. Quiz 1 - Laboratory 1 (Linear Kinematics)
    Opens: Wednesday Week 5 at 08:00 AM AEST
    Closes: Wednesday Week 7 at 05:00 PM AEST
  2. Quiz 2 - Laboratory 2 (Linear Kinetics)
    Opens: Wednesday Week 5 at 08:00 AM AEST
    Closes: Wednesday Week 7 at 05:00 PM AEST
  3. Quiz 3 - Laboratory 3 (Angular Kinematics)
    Opens: Wednesday Week 8 at 08:00 AM AEST
    Closes: Wednesday Week 10 at 05:00 PM AEST
  4. Quiz 4 - Laboratory 4 (Angular Kinetics)
    Opens: Wednesday Week 8 at 08:00 AM AEST
    Closes: Wednesday Week 10 at 05:00 PM AEST
  5. Quiz 5 - Laboratory 5 (Muscle Mechanics)
    Opens: Wednesday Week 11 at 08:00 AM AEST
    Closes: Wednesday Review Week at 05:00 PM AEST
  6. Quiz 6 - Laboratory 6 (3D Movement Analysis)
    Opens: Wednesday Week 11 at 08:00 AM AEST
    Closes: Wednesday Review Week at 05:00 PM AEST

Number of Quizzes 6
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Dates for quiz availability are listed above and provided on Moodle. It is your responsibility to log onto Moodle and complete the quiz within the given time periods and prior to quiz closing time.
Return Date to Students Grade will be available 2 weeks after quiz closes
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

For each quiz, 75% of the total marks will be for answers to quiz questions (short answer, numerical and long answer responses) and 25% of the total marks will be for responses on the completed Laboratory Worksheets. Further details for individual quizzes will be available on Moodle.

Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of mechanics that are applicable to the study of human motion

5. Appraise the use of current biomechanical techniques, equipment, and training in the optimisation of human performance

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Biomechanical Problem-based Questions
Task Description

You will be presented with a series of detailed biomechanical problem-based questions via the ESSC12004 Exercise and Sport Biomechanics Moodle website during Week 3. The questions are specifically aimed at reinforcing and augmenting biomechanical topics covered through Weeks 1 to 7, inclusive.

The assignment will consist of questions requiring written and computational style answers. The assessment questions are designed to evaluate your abilities to use various mathematical equations and logical methods to solve biomechanical problems; apply knowledge and interpret the findings; and synthesise and evaluate material. You are encouraged to seek additional reference material where necessary. Marks will be awarded as per assessment criteria listed below.

This assessment task is to be completed individually and submitted electronically (via Moodle) as a Word document (.doc or .docx). Submission must include a cover sheet (with assessment title, your full name and student number).

Further information will be available on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
A graded copy of your assessment will be returned to you via Moodle, along with worked solutions to any incorrect answers.
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment questions are designed to evaluate your abilities to use various mathematical equations and logical methods to solve biomechanical problems; apply knowledge and interpret the findings; and synthesise and evaluate material. You will receive weighted marks for work completed on each question based on correct selection and application of formulas and maths, correct use of terminology, units and conventions, clear presentation of graphical information and written interpretation of results, and use of references (if required).

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

You are required to submit the assessment document via the course Moodle site. All submissions are to be complete individually.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of mechanics that are applicable to the study of human motion

2. Describe the significance and limitations imposed on the musculo-skeletal system by mechanical laws

3. Apply basic principles of mechanics to evaluate real-world biomechanical problems

4. Employ basic biomechanical equipment and measurement techniques to acquire and analyse data

5. Appraise the use of current biomechanical techniques, equipment, and training in the optimisation of human performance

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



4 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title On-campus Activity
Task Description

This assessment involves compulsory attendance to all laboratory sessions of the unit. You are required to attend (and actively participate in) the on-campus laboratories held throughout the term (on Rockhampton North or Mackay City campuses), or during the residential school block.

Assessment Due Date At compulsory laboratory sessions and/or at residential school as scheduled.
Return Date to Students Final grading will be available at end of term upon completion of unit on-campus activities.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

This assessment item is based on Pass/Fail grading. If you attend and actively participate in all laboratory sessions you will pass this assessment piece. If you fail to attend any of the on-campus laboratory sessions (or residential school) without deferral you may fail this assessment piece.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

No documentation is required to be submitted. You will be required to sign attendance sheets for the laboratory sessions

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Employ basic biomechanical equipment and measurement techniques to acquire and analyse data

5. Appraise the use of current biomechanical techniques, equipment, and training in the optimisation of human performance

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 120 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only.
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of mechanics that are applicable to the study of human motion

3. Apply basic principles of mechanics to evaluate real-world biomechanical problems

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving


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