SE102-4-SP-CO:
Biomechanics

The details
2019/20
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
23 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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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),
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:

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;

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

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

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

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

24 x 1 hour lectures including 1 on directed learning material plus 1 revision class before MCQ and 1 revision class before summer exam; 4 x 3 hour practicals or equivalent

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Online Problem Sheet 1 7.46%
Coursework Online Problem Sheet 2 7.46%
Exam 50 minutes during Early Exams (Multiple Choice)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
67% 33%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
67% 33%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
School Undergraduate Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 92 hours, 23 (25%) hours available to students:
69 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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