CQUniversity Unit Profile
ESSC12008 Applied Exercise and Sport Biomechanics
Applied Exercise and Sport Biomechanics
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General Information

Overview

This unit is designed to build upon content from previous semesters and extend the students understanding of the role of musculoskeletal biomechanics with application to sport, work and the clinical and rehabilitation settings. Students will develop advanced kinematic and kinetic measurement and data analysis techniques to assess human motion. Students will develop, collect and present a biomechanics research project related to their professional field. Note: All flexible enrolled students are required to attend a compulsory Applied 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: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite Units: ESSC12004 Exercise and Sport Biomechanics AND ESSC11002 Measurement and Evaluation

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

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

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 65%
4. On-campus Activity
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

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 from Unit Evaluations

Feedback

Students found the progression through assessment items and assessment feedback facilitated their learning.

Recommendation

Continue to provide detailed assessment feedback to support students as they develop their research project and progress through the assessment items (Research Proposal followed by an Oral Presentation and Written Manuscript).

Feedback from Unit Evaluations

Feedback

Students enjoyed the freedom to develop their own research question based on projects completed in laboratory and residential school activities.

Recommendation

Continue to develop research projects that are relevant to current trends in biomechanics and cover a wide range of topics. This enables students to select a topic of interest.

Feedback from Reflection by Teaching Staff

Feedback

While students are given opportunity to collect data in the laboratory and residential school activities, little time is given to data analysis.

Recommendation

Provide time during laboratory, residential school, and off-campus activities for students to analysis the data that they collect. This can provide them with a greater appreciation and understanding of data analysis techniques and how it can be applied in various settings.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the various equipment and measurement techniques used to evaluate biomechanics of human movement
  2. Develop a biomechanical research project to solve problems or answer challenges that one might encounter in the real world
  3. Complete data collection using various biomechanics equipment to measure and evaluate human movement
  4. Critically analysis biomechanical data in relation to measurement of human motion
  5. Interpret outcomes of biomechanics research project by integrating knowledge in the areas of biomechanics, motor learning and anatomy/physiology
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 15%
3 - Portfolio - 65%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

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
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 15%
3 - Portfolio - 65%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Zoom Video Conferencing Application
  • Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Brendan Humphries Unit Coordinator
b.humphries@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Introduction to Research Design and Signal Processing


Chapter

Online Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Principles of Force Plates and Isokinetic Dynamometry


Chapter

Chapter 6: Force and Pressure Measurement
Chapter 8: Isokinetic Dynamometry


Online Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Principles of Electromyography (EMG)

Chapter

Chapter 7: Surface Electromyography


Online Readings


Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 1 Opens Monday (23 Jul 18) 9:00 AM AEST

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Principles of 2D and 3D Motion Analysis

Chapter

Chapter 4: Motion Analysis Using Video
Chapter 5: Motion Analysis Using Online Systems


Online Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 1 Closes Monday (30 Jul 18) 9:00 AM AEST

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Principles of Ballistic Measurement System and Accelerometers

Chapter

Online Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 2 Opens Monday (6 Aug 18) 9:00 AM AEST

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Research Design

Chapter

Chapter 10: Research Methods


Online Readings


Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 2 Closes Monday (20 Aug 18) 9:00 AM AEST

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Data Analysis (statistics), Interpretation and Presenting Results

Chapter

Online Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Research Manuscript Drafts are due Wednesday (29 Aug 18) 11.45 PM (AEST)

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Presentation Tips

Chapter

Online Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Manuscript Preparation Tips

Chapter

Online Readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

No Formal Lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Event Open Zoom Session Wednesday (19 Sep 18) 10:00 AM AEST

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

No Formal Lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Event Open Zoom Session Wednesday (26 Sep 18) 10:00 AM AEST

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Student Presentations

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Presentation slides are due Monday (1 Oct 18) 12:00 PM AEST

See Assessment Information for Presentation Session Times.


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Manuscripts are due Monday (15 Oct 18) 11:45 PM AEST

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quizzes

Task Description

There are 2 Online Quizzes (details on each specific quiz below). Each quiz is worth 10% of the final grade (total 20% for this assessment item). Each quiz will consist of 20 multiple choice questions and have a 40-minute time limit. Questions on each quiz will be randomly drawn from a larger question bank.

Quiz 1: Opens Week 3 Monday 23 July 2018 9:00 AM (AEST) and Closes Week 4 Monday 30 July 2018 9:00 AM (AEST)
This quiz will cover the equipment covered in Week 2 and 3 - Force Plates, Isokinetic Dynamometry, and Electromyography. The quiz will test your knowledge of the function, characteristics and operation of force plates and load cells, isokinetic dynamometry, and electromoygraphy systems.

Quiz 2: Opens Week 5 Monday 6 August 2018 9:00 AM (AEST) and Closes Week 6 Monday 20 August 2018 9:00 AM (AEST)
This quiz will cover the equipment covered in Week 4 and 5 - 2D and 3D Motion Analysis, Ballistic Measurement System, and Accelerometers. The quiz will test your knowledge of the function, characteristics and operation of 2D and 3D motion analysis systems, ballistic measurement system and accelerometers.

Online quizzes should be completed on a computer, as attempting the quiz on a smartphone or tablet can result in your session being ended in the event of a phone call or notification.

Once you have logged on to the quiz it must be completed within that single session. You CANNOT save the quiz and return to it later.


Number of Quizzes

2


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Quiz 1: Opens Week 3 Monday 23 July 2018 9:00 AM (AEST) and Closes Week 4 Monday 30 July 2018 9:00 AM (AEST); Quiz 2: Opens Week 5 Monday 6 August 2018 9:00 AM (AEST) and Closes Week 6 Monday 20 August 2018 9:00 AM (AEST)


Return Date to Students

Results for each quiz will be given upon completion of quiz via Moodle. Feedback on specific questions will be available once the quiz closes.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Quiz results will be tabulated as correct or incorrect and returned via Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
It is recommended that you use a computer to complete each quiz and submit via the Moodle online quiz system

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the various equipment and measurement techniques used to evaluate biomechanics of human movement


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Research Manuscript Draft

Task Description

You will submit a written document based on a group research manuscript draft (introduction and methods) that will describe your intended research project. The manuscript draft must include background literature, study aims/hypotheses, methods (with planned statistical analysis), and references. Each group member submits the completed document with the completed cooperative group learning rubric.

The research manuscript draft length should be between 1000-1500 words (excluding references). Reference style should follow that of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

The research manuscript draft will be submitted as a word document that has two distinct sections. (1) A draft of the research manuscript with all "track changes" to highlight group involvement. The track changes will be in the form of "COMMENTS" made by each group member, and (2) a completed research manuscript draft with no "track changes" COMMENTS that depicts the completed document after the suggested changes have been made.

More details including videos, templates, guidelines, and grading rubrics will be made available for each component on the unit Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Due Wednesday 29 August 2018 11:45 PM (AEST)


Return Date to Students

The Research Manuscript Draft will be returned within 2 weeks of the due date.


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

The Research Manuscript Draft will be assessed on the following areas: Background literature, aim(s) and hypotheses, methods (including intended statistical analyses),writing style (spelling, grammar and adherence to journal guidelines), group involvement (manuscript draft must include group word document with "track changes" to highlight group involvement plus a completed group word document without "track changes" ) plus a cooperative group learning rubric completed by each member of the group.  


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
A Word document (.doc or .docx) is to be submitted electronically via the Moodle online assignment upload link.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Develop a biomechanical research project to solve problems or answer challenges that one might encounter in the real world


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Written Research Manuscript and Presentation

Task Description

Assessment Overview:

This Assessment consists of two tasks which make up the Portfolio. Tasks include:
1. Presentation - Due Week 12 (specific presentation times outlined)
2. Written Manuscript - Due Monday 15 October 2018 11:45 PM (AEST).

Assessment Tasks Detail:

1. Presentation (worth 25% of final grade)

At the completion of the research project you will be asked to prepare a 10-minute presentation regarding your project using PowerPoint. The oral presentation will be completed as an individual and delivered as part of a live 'virtual' conference via Zoom video conferencing application. Following your presentation, you will be asked questions from fellow students/teaching staff during a 5-minute question period.

You will nominate to present and attend one of the following sessions. It is expected that you will be in attendance for the entire session to support your fellow students and participate in the question periods.

Conference Session 1: Monday 1 October 2018 1:00-4:30 PM (AEST)
Conference Session 2: Monday 1 October 2018 5:00-8:30 PM (AEST)
Conference Session 3: Tuesday 2 October 2018 9:00-11:30 AM (AEST)
Conference Session 4: Tuesday 2 October 2018 5:00-8:30 PM (AEST)

You must submit a copy of your PowerPoint slides to Moodle via the "Presentation" upload link. Due date for submission of presentation slides is Monday 1 October 2018 12:00 PM (AEST).

2. Written Manuscript (worth 40% of final grade)
You will be required to complete a group written manuscript based on your research project that follows the author guidelines for the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. The paper will be approximately 2000 to 3000 words in length and will conform to your research topic.

Written manuscripts are to be submitted to Moodle via the "Manuscript" upload link Due date for submission is Monday 15 October 2018 11:45 PM (AEST).

More details including videos, templates, guidelines, and grading rubrics will be made available for each component on the unit Moodle site.



Assessment Due Date

Presentation: Monday 1 October 2018 12:00 PM (AEST). Manuscript: Monday 15 October 2018 12:00 PM (AEST)


Return Date to Students

Each component of the portfolio will be returned with feedback within 2 weeks of the due dates.


Weighting
65%

Assessment Criteria

The presentation will be assessed individually on the following areas: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, practical implications, and presentation skills (20% of final grade) in the format of a presentation.
The manuscript will be assessed as a group document on the following areas: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, practical implications, writing and group contribution (40% of final grade) in the format of a written journal article.
Each portfolio component will be graded using assessment Rubrics available on the unit Moodle site.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Research presentation will be presented online via Zoom. Please submit all portfolio components electronically via the unit Moodle site, preferably as a word document (doc or .docx file) (or a .ppt or .pptx for the presentation). PDF submissions will not be accepted.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically analysis biomechanical data in relation to measurement of human motion
  • Interpret outcomes of biomechanics research project by integrating knowledge in the areas of biomechanics, motor learning and anatomy/physiology


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

4 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title
On-campus Activity

Task Description

This assessment involves completion of all laboratory activities of this unit. You are required to attend (and participate) the laboratory sessions in one of the following options:

  1. Laboratory block session held on Rockhampton North Campus. Week 4 Wednesday/Thursday 1 and 2 August 2018 9:00 AM (AEST)
  2. Residential school held on Rockhampton North Campus. Week 4 Saturday/Sunday 4 and 5 August 2018 9:00 AM (AEST)
  3. Laboratory block session held on Mackay City Campus. Week 5 Tuesday/Wednesday 7 and 8 August 2018 9:00 AM (AEST)

If you miss a practical session, there will NOT be an opportunity to simply ‘catch up’ at any time. The Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) outlines acceptable reasons for adjusting assessment (Section 5.16 – 5.19). This section of the policy is relevant in cases where a student fails to attend a required practical session/residential school within this unit. If a student does not attend a practical session/residential school session, and provides a valid reason, with supporting documentation (see Section 5.26 – 5.29), then an attempt to make alternate arrangements will be made (for example a ‘catch up’ session at a suitable time or an alternative assessment/task) in consultation with the Unit Coordinator and the student.


Assessment Due Date

Attendance at all laboratory sessions is completed during laboratory block sessions and/or at residential school during the active term.


Return Date to Students

Attendance will be taken during each block laboratory session or residential school session.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

This assessment item is based on Pass/Fail Grading. If you complete all laboratory sessions you will pass this assessment piece. If you do not complete all laboratory sessions you will fail this assessment item.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

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

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Complete data collection using various biomechanics equipment to measure and evaluate human movement


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

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