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CODE 80886
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-EDF/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course the theoretical basis of biomechanical analysis of motor/sport movement. It offers useful methodological and didactic ideas for a first orientation in the various fields of professional intervention allowing to make their specific skills. General problems will be presented alternating theoretical moments to practical exercises, in order to be of reference for future courses during the course of study.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The educational objective of this teaching is to provide the basic knowledge relating to the technical, theoretical and methodological approach of motor and sports activities, which can then be applied to all motor activities of all ages of life. More specifically, this teaching module examines in depth the biomechanical aspects of the sporting gesture, combining anatomo-functional knowledge with the biomechanical analysis of joint movement aimed at the simple and/or complex sporting gesture: functional joint anatomy, biomechanics of joint movement, complex motor synergies, kinetic chains, coordination skills and related models, force-rapidity resistance.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquire basic skills in instrumentation and biomechanical analysis of the technical sports gesture. Understand the physiological and biomechanical processes underlying the different movements. Knowledge of the principles of movement, levers, origins, insertions and functions of the different muscle groups involved in the sporting gesture.

At the end of the course, you will have to:

  • Know the principles of motor performance, the nomenclature relating to movement and the skills characterizing the motor task
  • Apply the principles of skilled human performance in planes and axes of movement
  • Critically evaluate the motor patterns of the subjects under examination, including motor/sport biomechanics
  • Construct/design the biomechanical analysis of a gesture using
  • Describe analytically the methods in use with reference to the analyses carried out
  • Explain methods of intervention and motor programs underlying the teaching methodology

TEACHING METHODS

The course includes a subdivision of lessons as follows: frontal lessons and laboratory activities.

The frontal lessons will be carried out in the classroom while the practical lessons will be carried out in the laboratory.

During the laboratory activities, the notions seen in the classroom will be resumed and the practical applications of these topics will be addressed.

At the end of each lesson, Educational Innovation tools will be used to facilitate the consolidation of the information given during the lesson just completed.

In case of certification of specific learning disability, disability or other special educational needs, please contact both the Department contact person, Prof. Nicola Girtler, and the lecturer at the beginning of the lectures to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance of the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory/dispensatory tools recognized by the University SLD Student Service.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to motor/sport movement: movement, posture and motor patterns related to sport performance in different situations, age groups and levels of sport.

Principles of human performance: Information processing and decision making, memory and the process of memorising motor actions, contribution of sensory and sensitive afferents to skilled performance.

Practical application of the theoretical elements covered: Analysis of the contexts and fields of action in which motor actions are performed. Developing the ability to observe and technically analyse movements, gestures, actions and then learn to use Kinovea software to make objective evaluations. Finally, on the basis of these analyses, identify the correct strategies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Biomeccanica degli esercizi fisici. Alfredo Stecchi. Editrice Elika.

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TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

2nd semester

The class schedule will be available at the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it › portalestudenti

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will be oral and will focus on the presentation of a project from which a question will be developed.

This teaching is part of the integrated course of "Aspetti biologici e biomeccanici della prestazione sportiva 2". For this reason, the exam for this teaching module must be taken together with the other 2 courses on the same session date.

The exam will be considered passed with a score of 18/30.

The exam of the integrated course will be considered passed if all three tests have achieved a score of at least 18/30.

The final grade of the integrated course will derive from the weighted average of the three individual grades.

In case of certification of specific learning disability, disability or other special educational needs, the University legislation and regulations on disability and SLD are applied (https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa/studenti-disabilit%C3% A0-normative).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam will verify the acquisition of the basic knowledge of the teaching. The questions will allow to evaluate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in both theoretical and practical fields. You will have to be able to connect and integrate the knowledge learned during the lessons with the knowledge acquired during individual study. The written exam (multiple choice quiz) will mainly focus on the topics covered during both theoretical and practical lessons and will aim to evaluate not only the achievement of an adequate level of basic knowledge, but also the acquisition of the ability to analyse critically the questions that will be asked during the exam.