Module Title:Sport and Exercise Biomechanics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered in two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory class per week. Any course-related issues or questions that may arise will be discussed in lectures. Course lecture summaries, course calendar, announcements and other course-related material will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Students can contact the lecturer outside of class hours to discuss formative feedback given on written reports and group project work.
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 enable students to become familiar with equipment and protocols in quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Develop the student's knowledge of the application of biomechanical concepts in relation to sport and exercise.
LO2 Collect, analyse and interpret biomechanical data of a sporting or functional movement and present a report.
LO3 Explain the processes involved in undertaking a qualitative analysis in sport and exercise.
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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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
The theoretical component will explore levers; qualitative analysis of selected human movements; fluid mechanics; muscle-tendon complex and the biomechanical assessment of various human movements.
Develop the student's ability to undertake qualitative analysis in sport and exercise. Expose the student to a variety of biomechanical devices in order to learn how to analyze human movement in sport and exercise.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A written examination held during lecture time on topics covered in the lectures and practical classes. 1 20.00 Week 9
No Project
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 40.00 Week 5
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam A 2 hour written examination. 1,3 40.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 5 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 5 Mandatory