Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Biomechanics

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08105
Module leader: Brendon Ferrier
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module will cover primarily linear kinematics and kinetics in the context of sport, exercise, and health. Within the topic of kinetics, you will explore and develop insight into Newton's laws, moments of inertia, centre of gravity, friction. Within the topic of kinematics, you will explore and develop insight into velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, mechanical work, power, energy. You will develop an understanding of these topics and be able to apply these to practical contexts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Develop insight into the mechanics of human movement.

LO2: Select and report on kinematic and kinetic theory in the context of sport and exercise situations.

LO3: Distinguish the resultant outcomes of forces in sport and exercise situations.

LO4: Develop an insight into methods of data collection and analysis using biomechanical equipment and into methods of reporting and illustrating experimental data.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Margarida Dias-Scoon
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 163
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 15.00 1,3 6 HOURS= 00.30, WORDS= 0
Class Test 15.00 1,3 9 HOURS= 00.30, WORDS= 0
Class Test 20.00 1,3 12 HOURS= 00.35, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 50.00 1,2,3,4, 13 HOURS= 00.15, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES08105 Introduction to Biomechanics