SE102-4-SP-CO:
Biomechanics

The details
2023/24
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
15
30 October 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
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(none)

 

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Key module for

BSC C600 Sports and Exercise Science,
BSC C602 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C606 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC C611 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Foundation Year),
MSCIC690 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Placement Year),
MSCIC691 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Year Abroad),
MSCIC699 Sports and Exercise Science,
BSC C603 Sports Therapy,
BSC C604 Sports Therapy (Including Placement Year),
BSC C605 Sports Therapy (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C607 Sports Performance and Coaching,
BSC C608 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C609 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Placement Year),
BSC C614 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module will help you to understand the physical and mechanical principles that determine how we, and the objects with which we interact during exercise and in sporting events, move. You will learn the meaning of concepts such as force, mass, speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum and we will explore how they enable us to describe and understand movement in sport and exercise.

Module aims

This module will help you to understand the physical and mechanical principles that determine how we, and the objects with which we interact during exercise and in sporting events, move. You will learn the meaning of concepts such as force, mass, speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum and we will explore how they enable us to describe and understand movement in sport and exercise.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

1. describe how the basic principles of mechanics can be applied to describe and
explain movements of the human body and objects in sport and exercise;

2. describe how applications of Newton's laws of motion can explain the causes of linear and rotational motions in sport and exercise;

3. demonstrate an ability to perform simple calculations associated with analyses of movements in sport and exercise;

4. describe categories of human movement and understand the anatomical basis for the production of movement;

5. demonstrate basic competence in data presentation, analysis and interpretation, numeracy, information retrieval and written communication.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

18 x 1 hour lectures including 1 on directed learning material plus 1 revision class before MCQ and 1 revision class before summer exam; 3 practicals or equivalent; additional revision and Q&A drop-in sessions may be added as needed.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Lab Worksheet - via Moodle     17.92% 
Coursework   Online Problem Sheet 1 - via Moodle     7.46% 
Coursework   Online Problem Sheet 2 - via Moodle     7.46% 
Coursework   Online problem sheet 3 - via Moodle     7.46% 
Coursework   SPF   02/05/2024  59.70% 
Exam  MCQ exam: Remote, Open Book, 110 minutes during Early Exams 
Exam  Reassessment MCQ exam: Remote, Open Book, 110 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Additional coursework information

MCQ Exam: Week 30

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
67% 33%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
67% 33%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Aleksandra Birn-Jeffery, email: a.birn-jeffery@essex.ac.uk.
Professor Nelson Cortes, Dr Bernard Liew, Dr Matt Taylor, Dr Zainab Altai
School Undergraduate Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
Yes

External examiner

Dr Jen Burbage
University of Portsmouth
Associate Head (Students)
Prof Joanne Hudson
Swansea University
Professor
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 46.5 hours, 32 (68.8%) hours available to students:
14.5 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

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