Introduction to Anatomy and Biomechanics

BCA10001 12.5 Credit Points Prahran


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


NICA NICA Semester 1

24 Jan 22 - 19 Jun 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
6 Feb 22

25 Feb 22

Last withdraw without fail:
8 Apr 22

Aims and objectives

In this unit students introduces the fundamental principles of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Students are also introduced to principles of Sports Psychology Nutrition, First Aid, injury prevention and management. Particular attention is paid to the study of: the human skeleton including the type, structure and function of major joints in the body; the major muscle groups and their role in movement; the types of contractions and biomechanical factors involved in human movement. Throughout this unit students develop an understanding of the mental and physical characteristics of operating at an elite level.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify key features and functions of the body in relation to movement and physiology.
2. Identify basic first aid procedures in relation to acute injuries.
3. Explain the inter-relationships between skeletal and muscular anatomy, biomechanics and nutrition
4. Outline and implement a personalised safe practice plan.
5. Discuss the mental and physical characteristics of operating at an elite level.

Courses with unit

BA-CIRCA1 Bachelor of Circus Arts