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HL40064: Musculoskeletal modelling of human movement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Portfolio (CW 100% - 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 module you must take HL30056 AND ( take HL30186 OR take HL30187 )
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To understand and apply concepts relating to computational modelling of human movement.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of the role of computational modelling (mainly forward dynamics) techniques in the analysis of human motion.
* Demonstrate a critical 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 to address tasks relating to the effects of musculoskeletal geometry and adaptations on movement outcomes.
* Produce a biomechanical report which incorporates results from modelling experiments.

Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - facilitated and assessed
Written Communication - facilitated and assessed
Spoken communication - facilitated
Information Technology - taught, facilitated and assessed
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;
Modelling of muscle-tendon interactions.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL40064 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 4)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 5)