Course Description

Course Name

Biomechanics: Performance and Injury

Session: VLNF3421

Hours & Credits

10 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Prerequisite(s): SES020N242

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Assessment: to be confirmed
This module will integrate the application of biomechanics in sport and exercise, and it will include: the improvement of performance, prevention of injury, and the use of protective equipment such as ankle and knee braces. From a practical viewpoint this will involve the use of new devices and apparatus for the assessment purposes linking theory with practical work. It will also enable the student to apply data resulting from scientific measurement toward the improvement of performance in sport. The module will also examine the biomechanical aspects of sport injuries in the upper and lower extremities. Aetiology, prevention, immediate and long term rehabilitation procedures are considered with the role of Sport and Exercise Science.

*Course content subject to change