HPSCI303-23A (TGA)

Advanced Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora School of Health

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What this paper is about

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The paper extends on previous topics and concepts covered in HPSCI101 (Introduction to Human Performance Science) and HPSCI204 (Biomechanics in Sport: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanical Principles) in the context of Health, Sport and Human Performance. The paper will provide an opportunity for you to develop critical thinking, apply concepts learnt into practice, and use scientific evidence to address some common beliefs and practices. The paper critically examines the theoretical and biomechanical concepts involved in analysing and monitoring human movement to enhance health and performance outcomes, as well as to prevent and manage injuries.
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How this paper will be taught

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This paper includes one 2-hour lecture (9am to 11am - T03) and one 2-hour laboratory session (11am to 1pm - Sports Science Laboratory, W09) per week. Moodle will be the primary means used to share course material and communications regarding the paper.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply biomechanical principles and concepts to human movement and sport
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  • Demonstrate competencies in clinical and biomechanical assessment & rehabilitation methods in laboratory and field-based environments
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  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning surrounding common beliefs & practices in sports biomechanics & injuries
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  • Describe concepts of mechanical loading and integrate these concepts in context of injury prevention & rehabilitation
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  • Explain the role that adaptation and misadaptation play in injury incidence, prevention & rehabilitation
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How you will be assessed

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This paper contains three (3) assessments. These include Laboratory Sessions, a Biomechanics Research Project Proposal and a Test.

All assessments cover topics from both the lectures and the labs.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Biomechanics Research Proposal
29 May 2023
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test
6 Jun 2023
9:00 AM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Laboratory Sessions
12 Jun 2023
4:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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