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BIOMECHANICS OF MOVEMENT IN SPORT
BIOMECCANICA DEL GESTO SPORTIVO

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Stefano Amatori Prior appointment via email to stefano.amatori1@uniurb.it
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Sport Sciences (LM-68)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide the student with specific notions of the laws of physics, applied to human movement and muscle mechanics, with applications to different specific sporting gestures.

Program

The program will be organized into two parts: a first, entirely theoretical introductory part, and a second, applied, theoretical-practical part.

Specifically, the topics covered will be: 

First Part

  • Introduction to Biomechanics: Definition and Applications
  • Position, Velocity, Linear and Angular Acceleration
  • Projectile Motion
  • Newton's Laws
  • Impulse-Momentum Relationship
  • Torque and Center of Mass
  • Angular Kinetics and Conservation of Angular Motion
  • Work, Power, Energy

Second Part

  • Muscular Mechanics, Muscle Architecture, and Determinants in Force Production
  • Biomechanical Applications in Strength Training
  • Biomechanics of Walking and Running
  • Biomechanics of Cycling
  • Fluid Dynamics: Aerodynamics

Bridging Courses

None.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding (knowledge and understanding):

Knowledge of the internal and external forces involved in athletic gestures and how to evaluate them through quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques.

Knowledge and understanding, applied (applying knowledge and understanding):

The student will be required to apply the acquired knowledge in the biomechanical analysis of different sports specialties.

Autonomy of judgment (making judgements):

The student, in the process of forming his or her own knowledge, is called upon to formulate choices and organize the stages of preparation for the planned tests.

Communication skills (communication skills):

Students will be asked to formulate hypotheses of evaluation forms for different phases of the sporting activities

Learning skills (learning skills):

Through the preceding components, the student is expected to highlight his or her independently developed acquisition and linkage skills and find scientific literature on the topic.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Thematic lessons with experts in the field are planned.

Practical exercises will include the evaluation of a force/velocity curve, general notions of how a force platform works, and 2D and 3D video analysis for the study of angular kinetics as applied to different sporting gestures.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Frontal lessons.

Innovative teaching methods

The course makes use of several innovative teaching practices, including classroom debates, problem-based learning, learning by doing, and the flipped classroom approach.

Course books

Study materials will mainly consist of the lecture handouts of the professor and presentations of any external lectures.

The text is strongly recommended: Blazevich, A. Sports Biomechanics. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.

The slides discussed in class and other material deemed useful for exam preparation will be available within the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Assessment

The examination will involve a written test, consisting of multiple-choice quizzes.

In addition, in-itinerary assessments may be supported by the student's choice of a project work: an in-depth study on the biomechanical analysis of a sporting gesture, using scientific sources and web resources, which will then be presented to colleagues with the discussion of a short powerpoint.

Possible variations in the examination mode will be communicated to students at the beginning of the course.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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