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HL30064: Theoretical biomechanics

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 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Test 1 (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Test 2 (CW 50% - 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 HL30056
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To synthesise and apply scientific concepts in sport and exercise biomechanics and to appreciate the contribution of methodological advances in analysing human motion.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of the role of computational modelling techniques in the analysis of human motion.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the role of muscle mechanics in the production of different types of human movement.
* Demonstrate effective integration of written material in biomechanics.
* Apply biomechanical knowledge in the construction of simple computer simulation models.

Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
* Intellectual Skills - facilitated and assessed
* Written Communication - facilitated and assessed
* Spoken communication - facilitated
* Information Technology - taught and facilitated
* Problem Solving - taught, facilitated and assessed
* Data Acquisition, Handling and Analysis - taught and facilitated
* Working Independently - facilitated and assessed
* Working as part of a group - facilitated.

Contemporary issues in applying computational modelling techniques to human movement analysis;
Critical analysis of different approaches to modelling human movement;
Practical techniques in computer simulation modelling;
Characterisation of muscle-tendon interactions during different types of locomotion;
Modulation of muscle mechanics for different human motor outputs.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30064 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.