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SHN5065 - Biomechanical Analysis of Performance


Assessment tasks are designed to enable students to demonstrate the Learning and Employability outcomes for the relevant level of study. Level Learning Outcomes are embedded in the assessment task(s) at that level. This enables a more integrated view of overall student performance at each level.


In this module you will learn the application of angular kinematics and kinetics. The nature of the forces that air and water can exert on athletes and sports objects and how they can affect performance. How the characteristics of sports surfaces and equipment can influence performance.

In addition, you will develop laboratory-based skills in two-dimensional motion analysis and how to analyse and interpret 2D data. Force plate data collection and analysis. Whilst developing your ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different assessment tools and assess the limitations and validity in data collection.

Learning and Teaching Information:

Hours: 10
Intended Group Size: Full Cohort

Lab based practicals
Hours: 15
Intended Group Size: 10

Student led hours
Hours: 5
Intended Group Size: 10

Guided independent study
Hours: 120

Further details relating to assessment
This coursework entails a comprehensive portfolio of tasks and a small-scale research project aimed at demonstrating proficiency in biomechanical analysis techniques and related software. The assessment aims to cultivate practical skills in biomechanical analysis, research design and how to use specialist software ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the concepts covered within the module.


001 Cousework; 2,000 word equivalent; end of semester 2 100%

Fact File

Module Coordinator - Kirstie Grace
Level - 5
Credit Value - 15
Pre-Requisites - NONE
Semester(s) Offered - 5S2