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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC3315 Movement Analysis

10 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Dr Simon Walker

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as a discovery module


Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to;
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of movement analysis;
- Produce a piece of research based work in the area of movement analysis;
- Develop an inverse dynamics, multi-segment dynamic human motion in two dimensions;
- Demonstrate an understanding of kinematic measuring techniques in 2 and 3 dimensions and their alternatives.


- Introduction to the course.
- Kinematic measuring techniques
- Kinetic measuring techniques and their alternatives
- Accuracy and precision, scaling and data smoothing in motion analysis
- Inverse dynamics, multi-segment model of static, quasi-static and dynamic human motion in two dimensions
- Muscle activity measuring techniques
- Data collection and problem solving in movement studies
- Notational analysis of movement.

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
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Background reading, seminar preparations and working on coursework
- 2 hours per lecture: 20 hours
- Practical: 8 hours
- Students coursework: 25 hours
- Exam preparation: 27 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Students' progress will be monitored by completion of a written assignment and informal monitoring during practicals and tutorial.
- A formative assessment will take place in week 6 to monitor progress.
- Additional tutorials will be available to those students wanting extra assistance.

Methods of assessment

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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportFormal laboratory report 2,000 words60.00
EssayEssay on use of motion capture in sports science research (1,200 words)30.00
In-course AssessmentInverse dynamics coursework10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

This is a compulsory pass element on the module. You will not gain credits if this is not completed successfully. Failure to complete this work to pass standard will result in a V code being appended to the final module mark.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2020 08:19:16


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