Module title: Introduction to Biomechanics

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

Module code: SES08105
Module leader: Margarida Dias
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, 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
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be delivered via lectures to develop the underpinning theory within learning outcome 1 and practical classes emphasising the applied nature of the module content associated with outcomes 2 to 4 in particular. This allows students to be fully engaged in a practical sense to the theory using various up-to-date and relevant contexts. Moreover to learn and practise the use of the university’s excellent biomechanics equipment and technological resources for the purposes of collecting, reporting and discussing biomechanical data. Students are encouraged to take an active part in these classes, to think critically about the application of theory in activities of their choice and present this consideration within group discussions and within the appropriate assessment tasks.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/scholarship skills;
In addition to individual tasks within the module, group work will also play an integral part in both learning approaches during practical sessions aligned to all 4 learning outcomes and within coursework assessment tasks, specifically during the assessment task for learning outcomes 2 and 4. These will also follow an applied practical approach to enhance students’ experience of applying theory to practice.
The inclusion of separate tutorial sessions will allow key skills (maths, writing) to be embedded within this module

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (Formative and Summative)
Assessment tasks associated with this module allow students to choose their own context to show their understanding of the theory. 4 class tests via Moodle (test 1 is formative and tests 2-4 are summative, all in multiple choice format) are used to allow students to develop and monitor their own learning experience and make decisions about maximising their opportunities for personal development. The class tests assessing outcomes 1 and 3, and a poster presentation task assesses outcomes 2 and 4.


Summative Assessment:
Assessment (Formative and Summative)
Assessment tasks associated with this module allow students to choose their own context to show their understanding of the theory. 4 class tests via Moodle (test 1 is formative and tests 2-4 are summative, all in multiple choice format) are used to allow students to develop and monitor their own learning experience and make decisions about maximising their opportunities for personal development. The class tests assessing outcomes 1 and 3, and a poster presentation task assesses outcomes 2 and 4.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Face To Face Tutorial 3
Online Guided independent study 6
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 144
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 15.00 1,3 6 HOURS= 0.30, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 15.00 1,3 9 HOURS= 0.30, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20.00 1,3 12 HOURS= 0.30, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 50.00 2,4 13 HOURS= 0.30, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Forces. Newton’s laws. Kinetics and kinematics. Forces and reactions; moments of inertia. Centre of gravity. Vectors: resultant of two or more vectors; resolving vectors into 2 components. Forms and causes of motion. Linear and angular motion; displacement, velocity and acceleration. Moments. Mechanical work, power and energy; efficiency. Projectiles.

Learning Outcomes for module:

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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GRIFFITHS, I. (2006) PRINCIPLES OF BIOMECHANICS AND MOTION ANALYSIS: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978078175231
Core - JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Core - SPORTS BIOMECHANICS: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Core - MCGINNIS, P. M. (2013) BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE: HUMAN KINETICS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780736079662
Core - SUSAN J HALL (2015) BASIC BIOMECHANICS: MCGRAW-HILL, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9781259095535
Core - DUANE KNUDSON (2007) FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMECHANICS: SPRINGER US, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780387493121
HAY, J.G. (1993) THE BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS TECHNIQUES: PRENTICE HALL, 4th ed. - ISBN: 978013084534
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