Module Overview

Biomechanics 2

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.

Module Code

BIOM H2222

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Angular kinematics of human motion:

Recap on Kinetics and Kinematics -Angular displacement, velocity and acceleration, the radian and the equations of motion.

Torque, Moment of Inertia

Torque, Moment of Inertia, Centre of rotation. Centripetal forceLinear & angular motion relationships for displacement, velocity and acceleration.

Impulse & Momentum:

Linear impulse and momentum, Principle of conservation of momentum. Linear problems. Angular momentum. Impact. Biomechanical contributions to common joint injuries.

Work, Power & Energy:

Linear work, power and energy problems. Work, Power and Energy in linear systems, and rotational systems. Mechanical and Potential energy, Conservation of mechanical energy. Concepts of strength, power and endurance from a biomechanical perspective. Work and Power of Muscles and Tendon

Equilibrium and human movement

Equilibrium, Joint torques - moment arm. First, second and third class lever and Anatomical Levers. Equations of static and dynamics equilibrium - D'Alembert's principle.Mechanical Advantage, Efficiency.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30