Core Module Information
Module title: Intermediate Biomechanics

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09109
Module leader: Brendon Ferrier
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

Requisites: Pre-requisite: [Module SES08105] Introduction to Biomechanics

Description of module content:

This module focuses on the description, analysis, and understanding of methods for measurement of human movement in both a sporting and exercise context. This involves understanding the principles and techniques of movement description, including linear and angular kinetics and kinematics. Understanding of these concepts will be enhanced by the use of state-of-the-art equipment within the biomechanics laboratory and will include the use of force plates and 3D motion capture.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Explore the application of mechanical principles to increase the effectiveness of complex sporting or exercise movements.

LO2: Measure, demonstrate and apply the forces affecting human movement diagrammatically.

LO3: Explore and explain the application of biomechanical theory to practical sporting and exercise situations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Brendon Ferrier
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 14
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Face To Face Tutorial 17
Online Guided independent study 159
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1~2~3 Exam Period HOURS= 2h30
Class Test 30 1~3 12 HOURS= 80 minutes
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES09109 Intermediate Biomechanics