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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC2304 Mechanics of Sport and Exercise 2

20 creditsClass Size: 90

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

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisites

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

This module is mutually exclusive with

SPSC2213Mechanics of Sport Exercise 1

Module replaces

SPSC 2216 and SPSC 2217

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 and quantify human motion clearly and unambiguously using both scalar and vector measures;
- demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between linear and angular motion;
- demonstrate an understanding of Newton's laws of motion and their angular equivalents and their implications for the quantitative analysis of 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 stability and equilibrium and their importance in human performance;
- demonstrate an understanding of mechanical work, power and energy and their implications for sport or exercise;
- describe the mechanical variables affecting the behaviour of bodies moving through fluids and demonstrate an understanding of 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

Semester 1
- Basic descriptors of human motion; distance, speed, displacement, velocity, acceleration
- Linear and angular kinematics
- Newton's three laws of motion and their angular equivalents
- Factors affecting human motion; force concepts, moments, inertia, momentum and conservation of momentum, impulse.

Semester 2
- Gravity, mass and weight
> Projectile motion
> Implications for balance and stability in Sport and Exercise
> Implications for Sport and Exercise.

- Impacts and materials
> Impulse, momentum transfer and the elastic behaviour of materials.

- Mechanical work, power and energy and energy conservation in Sport and Exercise.

- Introduction to fluid motion; buoyancy, pressure, drag and lift.

- Lab skills: force platform and video analysis techniques.

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
Lecture221.0022.00
Practical43.0012.00
Tutorial42.008.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Directed learning (worksheets and computer based assignments): 44 hours
- Preparation for assessment: 40 hours
- Reading for lectures: 22 hours
- Preparation for examination: 52 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Completion of example worksheets throughout the module
- 4 in-course short MCQ tests
- 4 short lab assignments
- End of Semester 1 MCQ examination
- End of Semester 2 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 MCQ2 in-course short open book MCQ tests20.00
AssignmentFormative assessment - Lab report0.00
AssignmentSummative assessment - 2 short lab reports (500 words, lab 2 & 4)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 30.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 30.00
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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