This is a three credit point unit run over a 13 week session. Each week there is a two hour lecture and every second week there is a two hour laboratory. Further information is available via the PHTY301 iLearn site http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
This unit builds on your learning in the previous undergraduate units particularly in the area of Anatomy and Biomechanics; In particular, HLTH108/9, BIOL247, MEDI203, and PHTY302.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will have a 2 hour lecture and 2 hour laboratory every second week n.b., refer to weekly schedule for specific timings. Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also provide discussion of concepts and ideas to further understanding of the content. Laboratories will allow for the demonstration and learning of practical skills relevant to Human Movement. The teaching approach will be based on students developing a deep understanding of principles and the ability to independently solve problems, with the expectation that students can then translate this knowledge to different scenarios.
Textbooks & Readings
This unit does not have any textbooks that are essential for you to purchase.
The following texts will be useful resources and available in the library. Recommendations about specific readings from these and other resources (such as research papers, books, websites and videos) will be listed on iLearn.
- Sports biomechanics: the basics: optimising human performance / Anthony J. Blazevich, 2nd ed., A & C Black Publishers: London
- Fundamentals of Biomechanics / Duane Knudson, 2nd ed., Springer US: Boston, MA
- Biomechanics and motor control of human movement / David A. Winter, 4th ed., Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009, Wiley-Blackwell Online Books
- Motor learning and control : concepts and applications / Richard A. Magill, New York University, David I. Anderson, San Francisco State University. Tenth edition., New York, NY : McGraw-Hill
- The biophysical foundations of human movement / Bruce Abernethy ... [et al.]. 2nd ed., Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. In most cases lectures are recorded (this cannot be guaranteed as ICT issues may occur preventing this) however, attendance is expected at both lectures and tutorials, as this is where the majority of learning occurs. Failure to attend may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Technology and Equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including iPads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens. Students will use a range of physiotherapy specific equipment typically used in the assessment and management of people with a range of health conditions.
Should you choose to work off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection in order to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.