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Biomechanics II

Code 13741
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 4
Workload PL(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sports Sciences
Entry requirements Not required.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Learning outcomes • Develop knowledge in the field of angular kinetics and kinematics
• Develop knowledge and skills for the quantification and interpretation of data in the field of angular kinetics and kinematics
• Be able to relate linear and angular quantities and evidence ability to apply these contents in the analysis of human movements
• Develop knowledge related to work, power and energy and be able to apply it in the field of human movement analysis
• Develop knowledge and competencies in the field of qualitative biomechanical analysis, and be able to understand the limits of this type of biomechanical analysis
• Develop knowledge in the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and fluid dynamics
• Understand and be able to use methodologies, techniques and instrumentation specific to Biomechanics;
• Be able to perform biomechanical analyses of human movement;
• Develop knowledge in the field of fluid dynamics
Syllabus Linear kinetics (review)
Work, energy and power
Angular kinetics
Angular kinematics
Stability and center of gravity (CG)
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis
Main Bibliography Base: McGinnis, P., 2005. Biomechanics of sport and exercise, 2nd ed. Human Kinetics

Enoka, R.M., 2008. Neuromechanics of Human Movement, 4th ed. Human Kinetics
Grimshaw, P., & Burden, A. (2007). Sport and exercise biomechanics. New York: Taylor & Francis.
Hamill, J. & Knutzen, K., 2003. Biomechanical basis of human movement, 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Robertson, G., Caldwell, G., Hamill, J., Kamen, G., & Whittlesey, S. (2014). Research Methods in Biomechanics (2nd ed.): Human Kinetics.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The methodologies used combine a part of theoretical-practical exposition and laboratory practice including questions of reflection on concrete problems. Video lessons are also provided in support of the learning. Progressive practical exercises are performed that require the objective application of concepts and interrelation between the contents taught. Practical classes require research, oral exposure, field work and the resolution of Labs where the use of hardware and software is used to analyze human movement. The evaluation uses written tests with questions of various typologies (e.g. multiple choice, short answer, checklist, filling in blanks, true/false, graphical interpretation). Whenever possible, group work is also carried out aiming at the application of knowledge in the field of human movement analysis.

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-03-11

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