Salta al contenuto principale della pagina

ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES IN SPORTS

CODE 80873
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 1st year of 8749 SCIENZE E TECNICHE DELLO SPORT (LM-68) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-EDF/01
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The main aim  of the course in Technic Analysis in Sportsis to give the students the basis to design and implement qualitative and quantitative evaluations of the motor performance, with the final goal of improving the sport performance. The approach will be that typical of the scientific methods.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student should know:

    • Movement analysis, history, field of application, scientific methods. A global approach to study, describe and analyze the human moment;
    • How to evaluate the features of the motion by means of the on-line observation or video and images;
    • Scientific research methods in sport;
    • How to design a protocol to evaluate motor abilities with particular emphasis on the theory, methodology, techniques and instrumentations used during classes and laboratories;
    • Digital technologies, software to acquire and analyze movement kinematics in laboratory and during execution in ecological conditions;
    • How to search and read scientific papers; knowing the structure of a scientific paper and being able to write an example of scientific paper starting from the data collected in lab.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Classes (25%), problem based learning (25%), laboratories (50%).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Classes: scientific methodologies applied in sport field; basis of statistical methodologies; how to read the scientific sport literature; technologies to capture and analyze movement kinematics; how to evaluate movement from a qualitative and quantitative point of view; which kind of movement, motion environment, how to provide feedback by means of images and video; knowing proper movement dynamics.

    Laboratories: use of biomedical technologies  such as infrared motion capture, electromyography, platform for postural analysis, accelerometers, transcranial magnetic stimulation, sensor-engineered glove to acquire finger movements, graphic tablet to acquire planar arm’s movements and software for video-analysis.

    Group activities: solving a problem shared with the other courses.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    J.R.Thomas - J.K.Nelson - S.S.Silverman. Metodologia della ricerca per le scienze motorie e sportive. Calzetti & Mariucci Editori, Perugia, 2012.

    Slides provided by the professors.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    • Power point presentation on a scientific paper (at student’s choice and approved by the professors) in sport field concerning the themes of the course
    • Data acquisition during the laboratories, data analysis and preparation of a report following the structure of a scientific paper
    • Oral examination

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    • Ability to design an methodology combining qualitative and instrumental evaluations
    • Reading a scientific paper
    • Data analyses