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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC3316 Mechanics of Sport and Performance

10 creditsClass Size: 45

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

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

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
Workshop23.006.00
Lecture101.0010.00
Seminar22.004.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
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

- 3 hr workshop practical to be delivered online, followed by 2 hr coursework Q&A tutorial.
- 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 report (2,000 words)40.00
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
Open Book exam48 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: 13/11/2020 08:19:16

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