Module Overview

Principles of Biomechanics

This module aims to introduce the student to the subject and concepts of biomechanics, and provide the student with and an understanding of the principles of biomechanics and formulae. The student will apply this knowledge a wide variety of sport and exercise situations. The student will be introduced to the key biomechanical analytical tools available which will assist them in applying their understanding of the subject theory to biomechanical qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Module Code

BIOM H2001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Introduction to Biomechanics

What is Biomechanics? Biomechanical terms, definitions, terminology and applications

Introduction to Human Motion

The study and Analysis of Human Movement; kinesiology of muscles ;Kinematic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion; Basic Kinematics and Kinematics.

Equilibrium and Human Movement

Equilibrium; Torque; Levers; Centre of Gravity and Balance.

Kinematics of Human Motion

Basic Concepts of Kinematics; Forms of Motion, Linear and Angular Motion; Standard Reference Terminology. Linear Motion and Angular Motion. Linear Kinematics Quantities - distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, definitions, terminology and applications.

Kinetics of Human Movement

Basic Concepts of Kinetics; Mass, Forces and Movement; Pressure. Effects of loading - Compression and Tension; Vector Algebra; Newton’s laws of Motion, Law of Acceleration and Inertia; Mechanical behaviour of bodies in Contact, friction and momentum; definitions, terminology and applications.

Biomechanics and Fitness

Aspects of Fitness; Strength; Power; Flexibility.wearable technology

formal lectures and tutorials, reflective & problem based learning , digital learning environment, case studies, 

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40