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HL20503: Biomechanics of human movement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL10034 AND take HL10038
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with the knowledge and critical understanding of the scientific principles of biomechanics of human movement and to enhance the ability to measure and analyse quantities related to human motion.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of kinematic and kinetic principles related to human movement.
* Use appropriate approaches and techniques to address, interpret and critically analyse human movement from a kinematic and kinetic perspective.
* Use kinematic and kinetic measurement devices to record and analyse human movements in a directed group situation.
* Effectively collect data and communicate scientific information, arguments and analysis starting from a directed laboratory experience or a case-study scenario.

Skills:
Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - taught, facilitated and assessed
Practical Skills - taught, facilitated and assessed
Communication - taught, facilitated and assessed
Numeracy - taught, facilitated and assessed
Data acquisition, Handling and Analysis - taught, facilitated and assessed
Information Technology - facilitated and assessed
Problem Solving - taught, facilitated and assessed
Working Independently - facilitated
Working as part of a group - facilitated

Content:
Linear and angular kinematics: laws of motion (linear and angular), relationship between linear and angular quantities.
Linear kinetics: force, work, energy, power and inertia in human movement.
Angular kinetics: moment, moment of inertia, angular momentum in human movement.
State of the art equipment for the kinematic and kinetic analysis of human movement.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

HL20503 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)

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