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This unit introduces students to: biomechanical concepts and terminology associated with kinetics and kinematics; human motion and ways to measure it in biomechanical research; forces applied to humans and equipment during sport and exercise; and some biomechanical analysis techniques.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Articulate biomechanical concepts and terminology and exemplify using relevant human movement and sport situations; 2. Appraise types of human motion and deduce ways to measure it's various elements; 3. Articulate, exemplify and compute the forces that are applied to humans and equipment during sport and exercise; 4. Deduce and substantiate appropriate biomechanical analysis techniques in prescribed situations; and 5. Deduce the appropriate skills of biomechanics to measure movement, compute performance indicators, critically analyse and diagnose movement techniques.
|Test||Short answer questions (online)||20%|
|Test||Short answer questions (supervised)||20%|
|Report||Report on practical task (500 words)||25%|
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