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Module Title
Sports Biomechanics

Keywords
qualitative analysis; quantitative analysis; models of movement

ReferenceHS2119
SCQF LevelSCQF 8
SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedApril 2015
ApprovedSeptember 2015
Amended
Version No.1


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Prerequisites for Module

Successful completion of Stage 1 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules

None.

Precluded Modules

None.

Aims of Module

The aim of this module is to develop students' ability to analyse human movement through needs identification, robust data collection and methods of evaluation.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Identify mechanical characteristics associated with successful execution of a movement task.
2. Collect and interpret quantitative data associated with a movement task.
3. Collect and interpret qualitative information associated with a movement task.
4. Conduct an analysis of a movement task and relate to normative data or mechanical principles.

Indicative Module Content

Human movement studies; methodologies and systems of measurement; movement patterns; qualitative analysis of sporting movements; quantitative analysis of sporting movements; Quintic biomechanics software; model templates, deterministic models, critical features, angle-angle diagrams, dynamic systems theory.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time
Lectures
12
Practicals
8
Tutorials
8
Workshops
8

Directed Study

 

36

Private Study

 

78

Mode of Delivery

Lectures supported by tutorials, workshops and practical sessions in the laboratory.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4

Coursework

Indicative Bibliography

1.KNUDSON, D.V., 2013. Qualitative diagnosis of human movement. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
2.McGINNIS, P.M., 2013. Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise. 3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
3.BARTLETT, R., 2014. Introduction to sports biomechanics: Analysing human movement patterns. 3rd ed. London: Routledge.

Additional Notes

A pass will not normally be awarded for this module unless the student has attended a minimum of 80% of all learning opportunities.

 

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