20 credits at level HE5
This module aims to further develop the studentís theoretical knowledge of sport and exercise biomechanics acquired in level one 'Introduction to Sport and Exercise Biomechanics' (SPS1010). It aims to further develop the studentsí ability to apply biomechanical principles to the analysis of human movement specifically in the context of sport and exercise. Students will gain theoretical knowledge of kinesiology, mechanical principles of movement, linear and angular kinematics and kinetics, and fluid mechanics. Furthermore students will gain practical knowledge and experience of executing practical laboratory activities to provide the skills required to monitor and evaluate sports performance in laboratories and/or field settings.
The module will include topics such as:
1) Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis of Sports Techniques
2) Kinetic Analysis of Sport & Exercise Techniques
3) Linear Kinematics & Kinetics
4) Angular Motion
5) Mechanics of Exercise
6) Fluid Mechanics
A range of appropriate learning opportunities will be provided to facilitate the studentsí acquisition of subject knowledge and apply the knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar problems. Teaching strategies will include lectures, labs, tutorials and directed and independent study. The teaching strategy employed will be that most appropriate to the course content. Students will be expected to develop towards more independent learning and their own independent research. Students will be expected to attend all sessions in accordance with the attendance policy.
Lectures 12 hours
Labs/Seminars 20 hours
Tutorials 8 hours
Exam 2 hours
Independent study 158 hours (including background reading, exam and coursework preparation).
Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3 will be assessed through the completion of an individual lab report. Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3 will be further assessed by an examination comprising of long answer questions comprising of a numerical question and interpretation and another designed to assess the understanding of biomechanical methods. Both questions will require an understanding of and an ability to appraise biomechanical literature.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Apply concepts of kinesiology, linear and angular kinematics and kinetics, and principles of fluid mechanics to the analysis of human movement and the behaviour of sports objects.||
Applies mechanical /biomechanical concepts to the solution of sports & exercise problems and evaluation of technique deficiency.
Can use principles of fluid mechanics to describe behaviour of sport objects whilst in flight (i.e., Javelin, Discus, etc)
Can use principles of fluid mechanics to enhance performance in high velocity sports
Can interpret data in relation to mechanical principles
|2.||Appraise and evaluate sport & exercise biomechanics literature||
Construct a coherent argument leading to a clearly stated conclusion based on analysis of relevant literature
Uses supporting literature to support the use of and standardisation & calibration of biomechanical measurement tools
|3.||Develop subject specific skills necessary to collect and interpret biomechanical data and analyse sport and exercise performance.||Competently collect, process, analyse & interpret basic biomechanical data|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2500 word lab report||2 hour closed book examination. Long answer questions on mechanical & experimental aspects covered|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Baechle, T.R. and Earle. R.W. (2000). Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. (2nd Edition). Human Kinetics Publishers. Champaign, Illinois.
Bartlett, R.(1997) Introduction to Sports Biomechanics. London: Spon.
Bartlett, R.(1999) Sports Biomechanics: Reducing Injury and Improving Performance. London: Spon.
Carr, G.(2004) Sport Mechanics for Coaches. Leeds: Human Kinetics.
Grimshaw, P., Lees, A., Fowler, A., and Burden, A. (2007). BIOS Instant Notes: Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. Taylor & Francis: Oxon
Hall, S.J. (2003). Basic biomechanics. (4th ed.). McGraw-Hill. New York.
Hay, J.G. (1993). The biomechanics of sports techniques. (4th ED.). Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
Knudson, D.V., Morrison, C.S.(2002) Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement. Leeds: Human Kinetics.
McGinnis, P.M.(2005) Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise. Leeds: Human Kinetics.
Walder, P.(1994) Mechanics and Sport Performance. New Milton: Feltham Press.
Whiting, W.C. and Zernicke, R.F. (1998). Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. ISBN 0-87322-779-4
Zatsiorsky, V.M. (1995). Science and Practice of Strength Training. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. ISBN 0-87322-474-4
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Journal of Biomechanics
Journal of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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