Module title: Intermediate Biomechanics

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

Module code: SES09109
Module leader: Margarida Dias
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

n/a

2018/9, Trimester 2, 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:
Both individual tasks and group work will play a key role in the learning and teaching approach of this module although all assessments are individual tasks. Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs

This module will be delivered via lectures and practical classes (LOs1-3) emphasising the applied nature of the module content. This allows students to be fully engaged in a practical sense to the theory using various up-to-date and relevant contexts and utilising the University’s excellent Biomechanics related equipment and technological resources. Students are encouraged to take an active part in these classes, and assessment tasks associated with this module allow students to choose their own context to show their understanding of the theory.

The assessment tasks are designed to assess the learning required to satisfy all learning outcomes, the Moodle [VLE] tests being integral to the application of theory to practice which will assess LOs 1 & 2.

Students will be asked to respond to a range of questions, which relate to specific areas being taught as follows:
Test 1 (formative) requires students to remind themselves of linear biomechanics and the skeletal system with respect to motion;
Test 2 (formative) is focussed around the development of students’ understanding of key principles being considered in the practical and tutorial sessions
Test 3 (summative – worth 30% of the overall module mark) relates to all key principles including theory and application of biomechanics, including methodological issues in data collection. The questions will be predominantly multiple choice. This assessment is designed to provide students with feedback on their progress and should inform areas for improvement prior to the final examination assessment.

The final centrally timetabled examination will encourage students to use the information collected through lectures and practical 3.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 157
Online Guided independent study 6
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) 30 1,2,3 11 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1,2,3 14 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module focuses on the description, analysis and methods for measurement of human movement in both a sporting and exercise context. The concept of Centre of Mass and the relationship between COM and subsequent movement of whole body and segments within the body is discussed, and followed by consideration of a series of topics relating to these movements. This involves understanding the principles and techniques of movement description, gait analysis, and mechanical functioning of the musculo-skeletal system, and incorporates previous understanding of linear motion into the development of concepts, understanding and use of angular kinematics, angular kinetics, and therefore torque/moments. Concepts will be studied such as angular momentum, inertia and moment of inertia, and direction and application of force to the body to create, change or inhibit motion around various contexts within sport and exercise. Understanding of these concepts will be enhanced by use of the state-of-the-art equipment within the Biomechanics laboratory and will include use of force plates and 3D motion capture.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explore the application of mechanical principles to increasing 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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - DUANE KNUDSON (2007) FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMECHANICS: SPRINGER US, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780387493121
Recommended - GRIFFITHS IW (2005) PRINCIPLES OF BIOMECHANICS AND MOTION ANALYSIS: LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0781752310
Recommended - PETER MCGINNIS (2013) BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE: HUMAN KINETICS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780736089104
Recommended - PETER MCGINNIS (2013) BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT & EXERCISE: HUMAN KINETICS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780736089104
Recommended - JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE: TAYLOR FRANCIS - ISSN: 02640414
Recommended - JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS: PERGAMON - ISSN: 00219290
Recommended - SPORTS BIOMECHANICS: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS - ISSN: 14763141
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