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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL20108: Applied sport biomechanics

Click here for further information Credits: 12
Click here for further information Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Click here for further information Period: Academic Year
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 60%, EX 40%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL10034 and take HL10038
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To provide students with the knowledge and experience of the scientific concepts of human and sport biomechanics and to enhance understanding of the use of biomechanics as applied to the technical analysis of selected sports.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Interpret linear and angular kinematics of human movement and sport performance.
* Demonstrate an understanding of kinetic data in general human movement and sport performance.
* Use kinematic and kinetic measurement devices to record and analyse human movements in a directed group situation.
* Demonstrate understanding of the biomechanical issues that influence specific sport techniques.
* Present a biomechanical report from a directed data collection.
* Conduct an independent literature search and produce a biomechanical literature review.
* Communicate verbally the findings of a sport biomechanics investigation.


Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - taught, facilitated and assessed
Professional Practical Skills - facilitated
Written Communication - taught, facilitated and assessed
Spoken Communication - 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 - taught and facilitated
Working as part of a group - facilitated.

Linear kinematics; kinematic analysis of sport applications. Analysis of projectile motion in sport. Relationship between linear and angular motion. Linear kinetics; force, work, energy, power and inertia in human movement. Angular kinetics; torque, levers, moment of inertia, angular momentum in sport. Video, EMG and Force plate analysis for the analysis of human movement. Directed reading material related to the biomechanical analysis of sports techniques. Structure and content of a scientific literature review. Referencing of scientific material.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL20108 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Full-time) - Year 2
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement & Study Abroad (Full-time with Combined Placement) - Year 2
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 2
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 2

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.