Course detail

Biomechanics of sport

CESA-SBISAcad. year: 2019/2020

In the subject Biomechanics of sport, the knowledge of the principles of statics, technical mechanics, anatomy, physiology is intertwined and the students learn about the interaction between movement laws and the human body in various physical activities. Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to acquaint and acquire basic principles of biomechanics of sport with focus on mechanical patterns of behavior of human body and its parts. The student will be acquainted with the interrelationships between the movement of the human body and its segments, due to internal - external stimuli. Students will acquire basic knowledge of the motives that cause movement, including basic methods by which these stimuli, relationships and patterns can be examined. Part of the course is an introduction to modern technology that monitors these variables.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

During the semester, students will learn the basic principles of movement of the human body and its parts in general and applied in various sports and disciplines.
At the end of the course, students will be able to: synthesize previously acquired knowledge of mechanics with knowledge of selected biological subsystems, define mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues, explain basic mechanical laws and principles of human body movement and apply this knowledge to the human driving system and sports movement; from the kinematic and dynamic point of view to analyze the essence of the chosen sporting movement; propose appropriate biomechanical methods of motion analysis to solve a given problem

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KALICHOVÁ M, BALÁŽ J., BEDŘICH P., ZVONAŘ,M. (2011). Základy biomechaniky tělesných cvičení. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 193 s. (CS)
JANURA M. Úvod do biomechaniky pohybového systému člověka. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2003. 84 s. (CS)
Brinckmann, P., Frobin, W. & Leivseth, G. (2002). Musculoskeletal biomechanics. Stuttgart: New York: Thieme.
Herman, I. P. (2007). Physics of the human body. Berlin: Springer, 2007.
Nordin, M. & Frankel, V. H. (2001). Basic biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Philadelphia: Lipp. Willi & Wilkins.
Hamill, J, (2009). Biomechanical basis of human movement. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lipp. Will. and Wilkins.
Chapman, A. E. (2008). Biomechanical analysis of fundamental human movements. Champaign: Human Kinetics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, seminar.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

In the subject Biomechanics of sport, the knowledge of the principles of statics, technical mechanics, anatomy, physiology is intertwined and the students learn about the interaction between movement laws and the human body in various physical activities. Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to acquaint and acquire basic principles of biomechanics of sport with focus on mechanical patterns of behavior of human body and its parts. The student will be acquainted with the interrelationships between the movement of the human body and its segments, due to internal - external stimuli. Students will acquire basic knowledge of the motives that cause movement, including basic methods by which these stimuli, relationships and patterns can be examined. Part of the course is an introduction to modern technology that monitors these variables.

1. Definition of biomechanics, importance, history,
2. Segmental structure of body, center of gravity
3. Mechanical properties of biological materials
4.-5. Mechanical properties of muscles, ligaments and tendons, mechanical properties of support system
6. Mechanics of joints
7.-9. Biomechanics of walking and running, biomechanics of throwing and catching
10.-11. Biomechanics of jumps, maintaining the balance of the human body
12. Biomechanics of rotational body movements
13. Kinematic methods of human body movement analysis
14. Dynamic methods of human body movement analysis
15-16. Biomechanics of gymnastic exercises
17-18. Biomechanics of athletic disciplines
19-22. Biomechanics of ball sports, biomechanics of combat sports
23.-24. Biomechanics of swimming, windsurfing and yachting
25.-26. Biomechanics of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and skating

Aims

Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to clarify the mechanical structure and mechanical behavior of the musculoskeletal system in basic physical activities and selected sports disciplines. Furthermore, the aim is to introduce biomechanical methods by which key phases of motion can be analyzed.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory 70% lectures. Compulsory seminars 80%. Substitution possible exceptionally after agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-STC Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

The other activities

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

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