Short Title:Biomechanics 1
Full Title:Biomechanics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIOM H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Author:FIONA MC EVOY
Module Description:The aim of this subject is to develop an understanding of mechanical and biomechanical problems and apply mathematical formulae and techniques to their analysis. This subject forms the basis for further study in second and third year.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and understand Kinetic and Kinematics
LO2 Calculate the resultant of a set of forces and resolve forces into their components.
LO3 Draw Free body diagrams such as the joints in the body.
LO4 Use the triangle of forces to solve problems of equilibrium under three forces.
LO5 Describe and apply Newton’s Laws of Motion.
LO6 Calculation of the centre of gravity of laminae and the human body.
LO7 Use the principle of moments to calculate the reactions for beams, simply supported and fixed.
LO8 Solve Linear Motion problems.
LO9 Solve problems relating to friction on flat and inclined planes.
LO10 An understanding of appropriate safety procedures and standards whilst using laboratory equipment.
LO11 Apply theory of mechanics to solve biomedical problems

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab 1: Force board - for biomechanics 2,3,4,10,11 5.00 n/a
Laboratory Lab 2: Moments Experiment (group in lab assessment) 7 5.00 Week 5
Laboratory Lab 3: Centre of gravity Experiment of the Human body (assessed by individual report) 6,10,11 10.00 Week 7
Laboratory Lab 4: Newton’s 2nd laws Experiment (group in lab assessment) 5 5.00 Week 11
Laboratory Lab 5: Linear Motion Gait Lab 3,8,10,11 5.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 Formal lectures based on course content. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory Practical sessions 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Tutorial 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Jack A. Tuszynski, John M. Dixon 2002, Biomedical applications of introductory physics, Wiley New York [ISBN: 9780471412953]
  • Anthony J. Blazevich 2008, Sports Biomechanics: The basics, A&C Black [ISBN: 9781408127490]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EBIOM_B B.Eng (Hons) in Biomedical Design 2 Mandatory
TA_EBIOM_D Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Design 2 Mandatory