University of Technology Sydney

92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion

6cp; 2hpw (online modules and interactive activities), 1hpw (pre-learning activities), 2hpw (laboratory), 4hpw (independent study)
Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91460 96cp Public Health Core OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91103 Core subjects (Health Science)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject introduces students to the biomechanical principles that underpin human movement. It analyses both internal and external forces with respect to the human body and its environment. Emphasis is placed on how various kinematic and kinetic principles can be applied to improve movement skill technique, maximise performance and/or reduce injuries. Through practice-oriented activities such as problem-solving tasks and practical activities, students learn qualitative and quantitative techniques which assist in the analysis of human motion.

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Autumn session, Moore Park precinct

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