Module Title:Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered in two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory classes per week. Any course-related issue or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. Course lecture summaries, course calendar, announcements and other course-related material will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Students can contact lecturer outside of class hours to discuss formative feedback given on written reports and group project work. The practical component will: 1. Allow students to develop the required technical competencies, attitudes and behaviours. 2. Develop problem solving abilities and group skills. 3. Promote deep learning via investigation of a problem, application of prior knowledge and analysis of results thus generating new knowledge.
Module Aim: To develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of biomechanical concepts so that they can be applied to sport and exercise. To provide the student with the skills required to conduct a qualitative analysis. To introduce students to equipment and protocols in quantitative and qualitative analysis. To be able to carry out an independent evaluation of either a sporting or functional movement.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of concepts in angular kinetics and kinematics applied to sport and exercise.
LO2 Explain the processes involved in undertaking a qualitative analysis in sport and exercise.
LO3 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of selected experimental techniques in biomechanics.
LO4 Collect, analyse and interpret biomechanical data of a sporting or functional movement and present a report
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 2 or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theory/Practical
This module will examine angular kinematics and kinetics; qualitative analysis of selected human movements; and both theory and practical classes will be linked closely. To develop the ability of the student to undertake a qualitative analysis in sport and exercise.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Practical40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A mid-term examination on topics covered in the lectures and / or practical classes 1,2 20.00 Week 6
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conduct a qualitative analysis of a skill and present the analysis using a powerpoint presentation and respective software to the lecturer. 2,3,4 40.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 2 hour exam 1,2 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 120.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 3 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 3 Mandatory