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

N/A

Description of module content:

According to the selected research topic a selection of the following would be appropriate: Principles and techniques of movement description. Gait analysis. Dynamical Systems Analysis. Optimisation of technique. Variability. Mechanical functioning of the musculo-skeletal system. Centre of gravity. Stretch shorten cycle, elasticity. Angular kinematics, angular kinetics, Torque and moments. Preferred movement amplitudes and frequencies. Inter and intra limb coordination. Advanced data collection techniques: Motion capture, Force data collection. Validity, reliability and errors in measurement. Statistical methods for data analysis.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the application of different practical and theoretical approaches to investigating human movement
LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of current literature to inform a battery of assessment techniques and methods in response to an applied question or problem.
LO3: Apply knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare and execute an assessment and consultation plan related to human movement.
LO4: Analyse, interpret, evaluate and effectively communicate the data collected through appropriate methods.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered via research focused lectures (LO 1-3) and practical classes (LO 1-4) designed to develop your confidence in analysing a sporting or exercise technique. This allows you 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. You are encouraged to be hands on and assessment tasks associated with this module allow you to choose your own context to show your understanding of the theory. The integrated approach to biomechanics and learning allows you to expand your understanding of the nature of human movement during performance without restriction to a single discipline.



Formative Assessment:
As part of the first summative assessment, you will be asked to submit a research proposal (LO 1,2) and following discussion and feedback, you will carry out hypothesis testing within the field of biomechanics based on this proposal (LO 3,4). Hence, during this process, you will be engaged in discussions (group or individual) with the teaching staff and your peers, you will also be receiving formal and informal feedback and this will be part of your formative assessment. The project can be part of a larger study proposed in small groups and the data can be collected as a group which also form the formative part of the assessment, but you will complete the summative assessment task of presenting your own data.


Summative Assessment:
Assessment
This module will be assessed through two summative assessment tasks which will involve you producing two reports, a research project proposal and a final report which presents the data analysis, discussion and conclusions of your study.
The proposal will be carried out in a topic of your choice or defined by the teaching team and it will contain the background and rationale as well as the methods of the proposed study [50% weighting, due in week 8, covering LO1, LO2]
The second assessment component will be a scientific report comprising the results, discussion and conclusions of your study [50% weighting, due in week 14/15, Covering LO3, LO4].

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 24
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
Report 50 1,2 8 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Laboratory report 50 3,4 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, 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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered via applied research focused lectures (LO 1-3) and practical classes (LO 1-4) designed to develop your confidence in analysing sporting or exercise techniques and practical problems. The lectures will be interactive and involve in class tasks and discussions. This will allow you to relate theory with practice using various up-to-date and relevant contexts. You will also be able to use our excellent Biomechanics equipment as part of the practical sessions or during your own laboratory or field-based tasks. You are encouraged to be hands on, and the assessment tasks associated with this module will allow you to choose your own context to show your understanding of the theory. The integrated approach to biomechanics and learning allows you to expand your understanding of the nature of human movement during performance or function without being restricted to a single discipline.



Formative Assessment:
As part of the first summative assessment, you will be asked to prepare a poster based on the assessment plan of a case study of your choice (LO 1,2) and following discussion and feedback, you will carry out testing within the field of biomechanics based on your case study assessment and consultation plan (LO 3,4). Hence, during this process, you will be engaged in discussions (group or individual) with the teaching staff and your peers, you will also be receiving formal and informal feedback, and this will be part of your formative assessment. Additional activities such as midterm online quizzes will be used to check your knowledge in subjects covered in the lectures and practical sessions.


Summative Assessment:
This module will be assessed through two summative assessment tasks which will require you to prepare and present a poster based on a case study and a final consultation report which effectively analyses, interprets and communicates the data collected for the case study.

The case study will be of your choice or defined by the teaching team and it will contain the background, rationale as well as the methods of the proposed assessment/consultation [40% weighting, due in week 6, covering LO1, LO2]
The second assessment component will be a consultation report effectively communicating the results and recommendations based on the biomechanical assessment carried out [60% weighting, due in week 14, Covering LO3, LO4].

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