Skip to main content
CODE 80873
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-EDF/01
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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%).

Any Student with documented Specific Learning Disorders (SLD), or with any special needs, shall reach out to the Lecturer(s) and to the dedicated SLD Representative in the Department before class begins, in order to liase and arrange the specific teaching methods and ensure proper achievement of the learning aims and outcomes.

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, instrumentation for force and power analysis, sensor-engineered glove to acquire finger movements, graphic tablet to acquire planar arm’s movements and software for video-analysis, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional near infrared spectroscopy

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

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

Slides provided by the professors.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

I semester.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination consists of two parts:
- Data collection in the laboratory, data analysis and writing a report in scientific article format. Group work (80%).
- Oral where the project is discussed and knowledge acquired is ascertained (20%).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

It is advisable, at the beginning of the course, to subscribe to Aulaweb in order to receive and be kept up-to-date on teaching details.