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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC2213 Mechanics of Sport and Exercise 1

10 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Dr Susan Partridge
Email: S.Partridge@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally pass marks in the following modules or equivalents:
BMSC1107, SPSC1213 & SPSC1218

Pre-requisites

BMSC1107Functional Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
SPSC1213Fundamentals of Mathematics
SPSC1218Introduction to Biomechanics

This module is mutually exclusive with

SPSC2304Mechanics of Sport/Exercise 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

This module builds on the fundamental concepts identified in the level 1 introduction to biomechanics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to;
- describe human motion clearly and unambiguously using both scalar and vector measures;
- demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between linear and angular motion;
- demonstrate an understanding of Newton's laws of motion and their angular equivalents and their implications for human motion;
- demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of force, and moments of force and their implications for affecting human motion;
- demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of inertia, momentum, impulse and conservation of momentum and their influence on human motion.
- demonstrate an understanding of mechanical work, power and energy and their implications for sport and exercise;
- Demonstrate lab specific skills relating to kinematic and kinetic data collection and analysis;
- Demonstrate data manipulation and presentation;
- Demonstarte the use of IT and in particular Microsoft Excel.

Skills outcomes
- Attain lab specific skills relating to kinematic and kinetic data collection and analysis.
- Data manipulation and presentation.
- Use of IT and in particular Microsoft Excel.


Syllabus

Basic descriptors of human motion
- distance, speed, displacement, velocity, acceleration

Linear kinematics

Angular kinematics

Newton's three laws of motion and their angular equivalents

Factors affecting human motion
- Force concepts
- Moments
- Intertia
- Momentum and conservation of momentum
- Impulse.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Practical23.006.00
Tutorial22.004.00
Private study hours79.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Directed learning (worksheets and computer based assignments): 22 hours
- Preparation for assessment: 20 hours
- Reading for lectures: 11 hours
- Preparation of examination: 26 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Completion of example worksheets throughout the module
- 2 in course short open book MCQ tests
- 2 short lab assignments
- End of semester MCQ examination

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn course short open book MCQ tests20.00
In-course Assessment2 short lab assignments (500 words equivalent, one completed during weeks 1-5 (formative) and the second in weeks 7-11 (summative)20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/09/2019

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