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BIOMECHANICS

CODE 57685
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 4 credits during the 1st year of 8744 Movement, Sport and Health Sciences (L-22) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION SAVONA (Movement, Sport and Health Sciences)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

This module will provide students with the essential background to understand the mechanics of human movement from both modeling and experimental points of view. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, students will: 

1. know the tools and main equipment used for quantitative study of human movements

2. know the mechanical behaviour of muscles

3. be able to apply the laws of mechanics (kinematics, statics, dynamics) to simple sport-related movements (jumps, throws, locomotion)

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

Exercises 

Demonstration of software for movement analysis

Visit to a movement analysis lab

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Kinematics and kinectics

2. Equilibrium and posture

3. Instrumentation for movement analysis

4. Muscle mechanics and kinetics

5. Dynamometry and electromyography

6. Biomechanics of jumps and throws

7. Biomechanics of locomotion: walking, running, swimming, cycling

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture slides (available on aulaweb)

Additional material: proposed exercises, videos, scientific papers

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MAURA CASADIO

VITTORIO SANGUINETI

ROBERTO EGGENHOFFNER (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

Exercises 

Demonstration of software for movement analysis

Visit to a movement analysis lab

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
29/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
22/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
19/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto