Short Title:Biomechanics 3
Full Title:Biomechanics 3
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIOM H2003
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:FIONA MC EVOY
Module Description:This subject equips the student with a fundamental understanding of kinematics of human movement. It will provide the student with analytical and practical skills for the solution of problems in this area.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Perform calculations involving angular motion, torque, moment of inertia and centripetal force.
LO2 Understand the relationship between linear and angular motion.
LO3 Apply the Principle of momentum and impulse.
LO4 Describe the biomechanical contributions to common injuries.
LO5 Perform calculations involving Linear work, power and energy.
LO6 Calculate work, power and energy in linear and rotational systems.
LO7 Perform calculations involving impulse and momentum.
LO8 Describe and evaluate mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and efficiency of simple machines.
LO9 Calculate the Mechanical advantage and efficiency of lever arms within the human body.
LO10 Calculate the power transmitted by the human body.
LO11 Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments, analyse and interpret the data, and write formal technical reports.
LO12 Execute appropriate safety procedures and standards whilst using laboratory equipment.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Work , Power, Energy
Linear work, power and energy problems. Work and Power of Muscles and Tendon.
10.00%
Angular kinematics of human motion:
Recap on Kinetics and Kinematics - Angular displacement, velocity and acceleration, the radian and the equations of motion. Torque, Moment of Inertia, centre of rotation. Centripetal force Linear & angular motion relationships for displacement, velocity and acceleration.
30.00%
Impulse & Momentum:
Linear impulse and momentum, Principle of conservation of momentum. Linear problems. Angular momentum. Impact. Biomechanical contributions to common joint injuries.
20.00%
Work, Power & Energy:
Work, Power and Energy in linear systems, and rotational systems. Mechanical and Potential energy, Conservation of mechanical energy. Concepts of strength, power and endurance from a biomechanical perpective.
20.00%
Equilibrium and human movement
Equilibrium, Joint torques - moment arm. First, second and third class lever and Anatomical Levers. Equations of static and dynamics equilibrium - D'Alembert's principle. Mechanical Advantage, Efficiency.
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Linear Motion Gait Lab 1,2 7.50 Week 2
Presentation The objective of this assignment is pick a recent article from for example Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Applied Biomechanics and write a 2 page summary of the article. In your summary review the purpose of the study, provide of brief overview of their methods and highlight the key findings. Give a brief presentation on their article. 11 10.00 Week 5
Laboratory Work, Power & Energy bike lab : (assessed by individual in-class sheet) 1,2,6,10,11,12 7.50 Week 7
Laboratory Lab on MA, VR and efficiency over various loads (assessed by individual in-class sheet) 8,9,11,12 5.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and worked examples 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Tutorial or lab 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Review notes, practice problems, write reports 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and worked examples 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Lab 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Review notes, practice problems, write reports 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Course Notes.
  • by Duane Knudson, Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Springer Science+Business Media Boston, MA [ISBN: 9780387493121]
  • Susan J. Hall 2007, Basic biomechanics, McGraw-Hill Boston, Mass. [ISBN: 9780073044873]
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