ESSC12008 - Applied Exercise and Sport Biomechanics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 15%
3. Portfolio 65%
4. On-campus Activity 0%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.22% response rate.

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.

Source: Course Evaluations
Feedback
Students enjoyed the research/practical application aspect of this unit. However, some students felt overwhelmed by the research projects and related assessments.
Recommendation
This unit is structured to build on information learned in ESSC12004 and apply biomechanical principles to a research project. Students are required to work in groups (as well as independently) in a self-directed manner with guidance from the Unit Coordinator. In future, more guidance will be provided to ensure students are staying on track; however, it is ultimately the students responsibility to manage time and engage with fellow students/teaching staff.
Action Taken
Students were provided with further guidance on assessment items through exemplars and additional written instructions. Additional feedback was also provided on the Research Proposal which assisted students in preparing for the final Research Manuscript/Presentation assessment.
Source: Course Evaluations
Feedback
There was mixed reviews on the feedback provided for assessments. Some students found it helpful and others wanted more feedback.
Recommendation
Students will continue to be provided with individual feedback on assessment tasks and encouraged to seek further feedback if required.
Action Taken
Student were provided individual feedback on assessment tasks with emphasis on the Research Proposal feedback. Students were also encouraged to seek further feedback from the Unit Coordinator.
Source: 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).
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - On-campus Activity
1 - Online Quiz(zes)