Movement analysis in mountain sports (2018/2019)

Course code
4S007457
Name of lecturer
Barbara Pellegrini
Coordinator
Barbara Pellegrini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-EDF/02 - SPORT SCIENCES AND METHODOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II SEMESTRE dal Mar 4, 2019 al May 31, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to give an understanding of fundaments of human movements from a kinematic and biomechanical perspective with particular focus on characteristics and constraint of outdoor and mountain environment.
At the end of this course the students should be able to understand what are the specific pattern of motion, force and muscular engagement faced by a subject performing physical activity, exercising or competing outdoor on different terrain.

Syllabus

The teaching activity will be organized in frontal lessons introducing theoretical knowledge and in laboratory activity devoted to the investigation trough experimental measures.
In brief, the programme will include the following topics
• Short review on the kinematic and biomechanics of human motion , with special focus on those related to locomotion and sport, fundamental characteristics of human motion, walking, running, skiing cycling, climbing
• Human motion against gravity, the characteristic of uphill and downhill locomotion
• Human motion on uneven terrain, moving through different environment, ( es. slippery and soft surfaces)
• Human motion and its interaction with specific shoes, analysis of the effect of weight, sole stiffness and cushioning
• Human motion with the use of passive locomotory tools, the characteristic of the motion using walking poles, skis and other tools and equipments

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
vari articoli scientifici su argomenti attinenti e specifici verranno consigliati durante le lezioni  
Anthony Blazevich Biomeccanica dello sport Calzetti e Mariucci 2017 978-88-6028-510-2
di Prampero La locomozione umana su terra, in acqua, in aria Edi Ermes 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

the final grade will be determined on the basis of the following evaluation stages

° a 3-4 pages report, written individually by each student and sent 1 week before the exam date, describing and commenting one of the topic faced during the lessons and measurements taken during laboratory activity
° a written exam, will be composed by a series of open questions dealing with the course topics
in case of positive outcome at written exam
° an oral exam on the topic of the cours and could b eincluded a revision and commnet on the written exam and report sent

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018