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HL30056: Biomechanical analysis of human movement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 50%, OT 10%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 40% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Examination (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Test (OT 10% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL20108
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To understand and apply scientific concepts in biomechanics in the analysis of sports and exercise movements. To interpret data in a way that is useful to sport and exercise scientists and end users.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Interpret ground reaction forces in sport and exercise activities.
* Determine internal joint forces and muscle moments using inverse dynamic and quasi-static techniques.
* Evaluate methods for determining human body segmental inertia parameters.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of data processing and error in kinematic and kinetic data management.
* Assess technique using kinetic analyses to determine the role and function of specific muscle groups in dynamic human activity.

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

Application of biomechanical principles to the understanding and analysis of selected sport or exercise activities.
Quasi-static and inverse dynamics analysis.
Data integration and differentiation.
Inertia models, moment of inertia and angular momentum calculations.
Sources of errors in biomechanical measurement
The use of kinematic and kinetic analyses for enhancing understanding of technique in sporting and exercise activities.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30056 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.