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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Performance Analysis in Sport
Module Code SS125
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: David Nolan
Semester 2: David Nolan
Autumn: David Nolan
Module TeachersDavid Nolan
David Moran
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module will analyse and provide an understanding of some of the key technologies currently used in the field of sports science and health. Students will examine the scientific principles underpinning various sensing and measurement technologies as well applying these principles to different athletic and clinical populations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and evaluate different technologies currently used in health and human performance
2. Explain the practical applciations and limitations of the current sensing and measurement technologies available
3. Apply and implement the use of various technologies in different clinical and athletic populations

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture30No Description
Laboratory40No Description
Independent Study30No Description
Assignment Completion25Group project
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Teachnologies and measurement techniques
GPS, Accelerometry, Inclinometry, Sensecam, Dartfish, E-Diaries, Equivital, Cosmed K4

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Group assignmentApplication of technologies to a specific popluation60%Week 12
Laboratory PortfolioMeasurement Techniques40%Week 8
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Australian Sports Commission: 2000, Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, Human Kinetics, `0-7360-032-6
  • Peter J. Maud and Carl Foster: 1995, Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness, Human Kinetics, 0-87322-776-X
Other Resources

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IESAStudy Abroad (Institute of Education)
IESAOStudy Abroad (Institute of Education)
SHSAStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health

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