Core Module Information
Module title: Scientific Analysis of Human Movement

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

Module code: SES10108
Module leader: Konstantinos Kaliarntas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

Requisites: AND Pre-requisite: [Module SES09709] Intermediate Biomechanics (Singapore) AND Pre-requisite: [Module SES09109] Intermediate Biomechanics

Description of module content:

This module has at its centre the understanding of human movement through scientific methods and analysis. More specifically you will be able to enhance your knowledge on areas related to healthy and pathologic human movement. Therefore, with your selected study topic you will have the opportunity to explore the principles and techniques of movement description, perform gait analysis, understand dynamical systems analysis as well as optimisation of technique. In addition, you will be able to explore the mechanical functioning of the musculo-skeletal system and the mechanical properties of human tissue such as elasticity, rigidity and compliance. Furthermore, you will also revise and explore in an applied context concepts such as movement variability, centre of gravity, stretch shorten cycle, angular kinematics, angular kinetics, torque and moments, movement amplitudes and frequencies as well as movement control and coordination. Finally, you will be able to acquire significant skills in using advanced data collection techniques such as 3D motion capture systems, force platforms and electromyography systems. Through your applied work, you will also be required to critically analyse scientific literature and understand concepts of validity, reliability and errors in measurement. Finally, you will require to use statistical methods for data reduction, processing and analysis as well as techniques of effectively communicating biomechanical data through numeric and visual methods.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Examine the application of different practical and theoretical approaches to investigating human movement.

LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of current literature used to develop appropriate rationale and justified assessment methods in response to an applied problem.

LO3: Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in processing, analysis and presentation of biomechanical data relating to human movement and performance.

LO4: Scientifically discuss and interpret biomechanical data in light of the current literature, underlying mechanisms and methodological limitations.

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


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1,2 6 HOURS= 00.15
Laboratory report 60 3,4 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Konstantinos Kaliarntas
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 142
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 40 1,2 6 HOURS= 00.10
Report 60 3,4 14/15 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES10108 Scientific Analysis of Human Movement