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PHYS6019 - Sport Science Technology

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Title:Sport Science Technology
Long Title:Sport Science Technology and Measurement
Module Code:PHYS6019
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: CATHERINE FREHILL
Module Description: This module examines the technology in sport performance and sports equipment. The lectures use various sports as examples - canoeing, cycling, climbing ropes, golf equipment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 evaluate the design and use of materials in specific sports equipment
LO2 apply measurement techniques and data analysis techniques to sport applications
LO3 describe the instrumentation associated with sport measurement
LO4 describe the technology used to improve the performance of athletes
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Exercise Machines
Newtons Laws. Weight. Levers. Forces. Aerodynamics
Materials
absorbency, grip, rigidity, elasticity, strength of materials, hardness, density, impact resistance, friction, thermal.
Classes of Materials
metals (titanium vs aluminium in bikes etc); polymers and polymer coatings (e.g. Skis); composites (skis, surfboards); fabrics (water proof, weather proof); carbon fibre.
Instrumentation
proximity sensors, timing devices, heart rate monitors, strain gauge, BMI monitors
Sports Equipment
Selection of Material. Design. Ergonomics.
Data Logging / Telemetry
Methods of Data Collection. Data analysis and representation. Accuracy & Precision.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Theory Assessment 1,3 10.0 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation weekly 2,3 20.0 Every Week
Project Sport specialisation topic 1,2,3,4 40.0 Sem End
Presentation Project description, findings and summary 1,3,4 20.0 Sem End
Written Report Project report 2,3,4 10.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Angelo Armenti 2005, The Physics of Sports, First Ed., Springer [ISBN: 0883189461]
  • Jones/Childers 2001, Contemporary College Physics, Third Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 0071182365]
  • Sports Coach UK 2003, An introduction to Sports Mechanics, Coachwise
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 3 Elective
CR_SINEN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering 2 Elective
CR_SPHYS_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 2 Elective
CR_SPHYS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 2 Elective

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