This is a ten credit point unit run over a 13 week session. There are lectures and tutorials/laboratories. Further information is available via the online Learning Management System (LMS) iLearn http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
This unit builds on your learning in the previous undergraduate units particularly in the area of Anatomy; In particular, (HLTH108/9, ANAT1001/2) or (BIOL247, BIOL2220).
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will be a blend of online and face to face learning activities consisting of lectures, tutorials, and laboratories. iLearn will have the detailed schedule of activities.
In the Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Human Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Human Sciences students are expected to attend all small group interactive sessions including tutorials, clinical, and laboratory practical sessions. In most cases lectures are recorded; however, lecture recordings cannot be guaranteed and some discussion or content may not be available for viewing via the recording system.
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. Please note these may change throughout the semester and changes will be communicated through iLearn.
Failure to attend any learning and teaching activities, including lectures and tutorials, may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor or the unit convenor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent.
The following textbook will be used in the teaching of this unit and the library hold an online copy of it:
Sports biomechanics: the basics: optimising human performance / Anthony J. Blazevich, 2nd ed., A & C Black Publishers: London
Additionally the following two texts will be used to a lesser extent; the library also holds an online version:
Fundamentals of Biomechanics / Duane Knudson, 2nd ed., Springer US: Boston, MA
The Comprehensive Textbook of Clinical Biomechanics / Jim Richards, 2nd ed., Elsevier
An interactive laboratory manual is available for purchase. Further details are provided on iLearn.
Readings may be referred to throughout the semester and a reference to these will be provided as needed.
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.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.