Short Title:Biomechanics 2
Full Title:Biomechanics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIOM H2222
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
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.
 

Module Content & Assessment

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

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]
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 4 Mandatory
TA_EBIOM_D Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Design 4 Mandatory