HPSCI204-21B (HAM)

Biomechanics in Sport: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanical Principles

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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Paper Description

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This paper covers basic functional anatomy and biomechanical concepts in relation to human movement. This paper provides opportunities for the development of skills, attributes, and knowledge on how to observe, understand, and assess human movement. The functional anatomy component addresses muscles, bones, joints, nerves, and motion of the different parts of the human body, as well as common injuries and pathologies to these areas. The biomechanics component addresses static and dynamic mechanics, kinematics, kinetics, and applied biomechanics principles in the context of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

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Paper Structure

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This paper includes one 2-hour (ONLINE) lecture and one 2-hour (FACE-TO-FACE) laboratory session per week unless otherwise specified. Note that there are no laboratory sessions the first week and in the weeks where there is an in-class test. It is encouraged that students attend the 2-hour laboratory session in-person as there will be practical hands-on learning every week.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Identify key bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves in the human body and understand their function
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  • Define and apply functional anatomy concepts to explain human movement in the context of Health, Sport and Human Performance
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  • Describe and identify normal and pathological human anatomy, function, movement, and mechanics
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  • Apply biomechanical principles and concepts to human movement in the context of Health, Sport and Human Performance
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  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical competencies in assessing human movement & function in laboratory and field-based environments
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  • Explain mechanisms, assessments, and management of the most frequent injuries
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Assessment

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This paper contains three (3) main assessments:

(1) In-Class Test 1 (30%)

(2) In-Class Test 2 (30%)

(3) Online Moodle Submissions (40%)***

***There are 4 Online Moodle Submissions. Each Moodle Submission is worth 10%***

All assessments cover topics from both the lectures and the laboratories. The Online Moodle Submissions have a greater practical component, with a mix of online quizzes and assignments.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. In-Class Test
18 Aug 2021
9:00 AM
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Online Moodle Submissions (1 to 4)
Sum of All
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Online Moodle Submission 1
27 Jul 2021
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Moodle Submission 2
10 Aug 2021
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Online Moodle Submission 3
21 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Online Moodle Submission 4
5 Oct 2021
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. In-Class Test
13 Oct 2021
9:00 AM
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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BOOKS

Blazevich. Sports Biomechanics: The Basics: Optimising Human Performance. Bloomsbury Sport.

Clarkson. Musculoskeletal Assessment: Joint Motion and Muscle Testing. Wolters Kluwer.

Floyd. Manual of Structural Kinesiology. McGraw Hill Education.

Grimshaw, Cole, Burden, Fowler. Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. Routledge.

Hall. Basic Biomechanics. McGraw Hill Education.

Hamill, Knutzen. Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Kendall, McCreary, Provance, Rodgers, Romani. Muscles: Testing and Function with Posture and Pain. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Magee. Orthopedic Physical Assessment. Elsevier.

McGinnis. Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise. Human Kinetics.

Netter. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 5th Edition. Elsevier Health Science.

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Other Resources

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The following video processing tools might be used in labs and for Moodle Submissions. Use of these tools will be taught in laboratory sessions.

Siliconcoach (https://siliconcoach.com/)
Kinovea (https://www.kinovea.org/)

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Online Support

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All lectures will be provided online via Moodle. Summary slides will be made available to students. One of the laboratory sessions will be recorded and uploaded to Panopto with summary slides, although the quality of the recording cannot be guaranteed and sometimes difficult due to the practical nature of laboratories. Students are therefore expected and encouraged to attend all laboratory sessions in person.

More information on Moodle for students can be found here: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/elearning-resources/moodle

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Workload

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This paper has an expected workload of 150 hours across the semester (approximately 12.5 hours per week). There are 4 contact hours per week (2 hours lectures, 2 hours of laboratories); therefore, students should plan to spend around 8 hours each week on readings, assignments, revisions, and independent study.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper expands on the paper content covered in HPSCI101 and BIOMD101; links to HPSCI201; and is a precursor to subsequent papers (HPSCI303 and HPSCI304).
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: HPSCI101 or SPLS103 or SPLS104.

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