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SPSC3316 Mechanics of Sport and Performance

10 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Dr Greg Tierney
Email: G.Tierney@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

SPSC2213 or SPSC2304 must be completed before taking this module. See below for module details.

Pre-requisites

SPSC2213Mechanics of Sport Exercise 1
SPSC2304Mechanics of Sport/Exercise 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical principles underlying activities and their assessment using various techniques;
- apply these principles to an analysis of sports performance;
- demonstrate key experience in the use of tools for modelling sports activity;
- Critically review the biomechanics research literature related to sports performance.


Syllabus

Optimal performance for Various Sports Activities - Kinetic and kinematic considerations.
Sports Equipment / Technology use in sport - Underlying principles alongside benefits, limitations and challenges.
Modelling Sports Activities - Application to analysis of sport.

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
Lecture101.0010.00
Seminar22.004.00
Tutorial13.003.00
Private study hours83.00
Total Contact hours17.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Group and individual project work: 38 hours
- Reading for lectures: 20 hours
- Preparation for examination: 25 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- One group (mid semester) project presentation
- Project report (2,000 word) completed throughout the module.

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
ReportProject report40.00
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 60.00
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: 14/11/2019

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