|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Submission of Portfolio||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit failed component||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Collect motion, force plate and electromyography data and understand noise reduction methods for these data sources.
Use these data to interpret and communicate the salient features of motion.
Complete an inverse-dynamic analysis of a three-segment system.
Use a modelling programme to simulate the muscle force=length relationship and incorporate this in a musculo-skeletal modle.
Understand the role of neuromuscular feedback in motion control.
Biomechanics is one of the three key disciplines within the Sport & Exercise Science degree programme. This module will develop the skills learnt in the Year 2 biomechanics module to the point where students are able to conduct biomechanical analyses independently.
Students will develop a portfolio of work to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. The portfolio will contain applications of the procedures, methods and calculations demonstrated and practiced in class. These applications will be based around a sport or exercise situation of the student's choice so that the complete portfolio represents a complete analysis of their situation of interest using a range of techniques.
- Gait analysis and the interpretation of muscle and joint function
- Signal acquisition and processing.
- Introduction to rates of change and integration as a summing process.
- Equations of motion for a thigh-shank-and-foot system or similar for non-constant acceleration.
- Use of biomechanical modelling and simulation software to investigate motion.
- Motor control and neuromuscular feedback mechanisms.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Calculations associated with practical work.|
|Communication||Collection of data in groups.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Using formative quizzes to gain feedback and improve understanding.|
|Information Technology||Using computers to collect and process data during practical work.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||None|
|Problem solving||Practical work: designing data collection and performing calculations.|
|Research skills||Design of data collection. Understanding of noise reduction procedures during data collection.|
|Subject Specific Skills|
|Team work||Collection of data in groups.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6