Module title: Intermediate Biomechanics (Singapore)

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

Module code: SES09709
Module leader: Margarida Dias
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

n/a

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
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 (LOs 1-3) 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.

Assessment (Formative and Summative)
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 and 2.

Students will be asked to respond to a range of questions, which relate to specific areas being taught as follows:
Test one (formative) requires students to remind themselves of linear biomechanics and the skeletal system with respect to motion;
Test two (formative) is focussed around the development of students’ understanding of key principles being considered in the practical and tutorial sessions
Test three (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 sessions and apply it in a variety of contexts through explanation of concepts with a focus on exploring and explaining the principles of LO 3.



Formative Assessment:
Formative Assessment
Students will be encouraged to participate in the 2 online tests via Moodle in weeks 4 (test 1) and week 8 (test 2). These will be a combination of multiple choice, short answer and calculation based questions. Feedback will be provided immediately after the test is complete (grades, correct answers and description of correct answer) and in the tutorial sessions in weeks 5 and 9. These assessments should provide students with clear feedback on how they are progressing in terms of knowledge and understanding of the concepts studied to date. Additionally, the format of the questions should help prepare them for both of the summative assessments.



Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessment
The 3rd online test will be worth 30% of the module mark, and will involve a combination of multiple choice, short answer and calculation based questions covering aspects of key concepts studies over the duration of the module. The primary focus of this test is to assess students’ grasp of key principles, with the emphasis on knowledge. This will then allow students to use this feedback to apply to preparation for the second summative assessment which will take the form of a centrally timetabled examination (worth 70% of the module mark). This task will further develop knowledge but the main focus will be on demonstrating understanding of the application of the key concepts covered within the module.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 155
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Face To Face Lecture 8
Online Lecture 13
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 9 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1,2 & 3 13 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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Explore the application of mechanical principles to increasing effectiveness of complex sporting movements
LO2: Measure, demonstrate and apply the forces affecting human movement diagrammatically
LO3: Explore and explain the application of biomechanical theory to practical sporting situations.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Core - SPORTS BIOMECHANICS: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Core - JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMECHANICS: HUMAN KINETICS
Core - JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS: ELSEVIER
Core - GRIFFITHS, I. (2006) PRINCIPLES OF BIOMECHANICS AND MOTION ANALYSIS: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978078175231
Core - MCGINNIS, P. M. (2013) BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE: HUMAN KINETICS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780736089104
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