Kinesiology

Course: Kinesiology
Year:

2

Semester:

2º Semestre

Curricular Unit:

Biologia da Actividade Física

ECTS:

3.5

Regent:

Pedro Luís Camecelha de Pezarat Correia

Objectives:

To develop the methodology for the analysis and interpretation of human movement based on anatomophysiological, biomechanical and motor control fundamentals.

Contents:

Muscle mechanical model.
Neuromuscular coordination: intra and intermuscular coordination mechanisms.
Functional anatomy.
Organization and control of human movement: reflex mechanisms; brain mechanisms; equilibrium regulation.
The effects of exercise on the locomotor system: changes on bones and joints; neuromuscular changes.
Research methods in Kinesiology.
Analysis of muscular participation in human movement: muscular participation in different types of human movement; muscular patterns in sport movements.

Evaluation:

The first part (1st half) of the discipline is based in oral and power point presentations, group work and exercises solving. The bibliographic support can be found in Pezarat-Correia, P. (2012). Aparelho Locomotor, Volume II: Coordenação Neuromuscular e Adaptações à Atividade Física. Lisboa: Edições FMH. In the second part of the discipline the student is invited to determine by a deductive method of analysis the neuromuscular patterns in different motor tasks and sport skills (included in Pezarat-Correia et al., 2011. Aparelho Locomotor: Exercícios e Estudos Práticos. Lisboa: Edições FMH). This work is performed in groups of 4 students. The 4 final lessons, that are used to make a final synthesis, are again based in oral and power point presentations followed by general discussion. The evaluation is composed by two written tests.

Bibliography:

Pezarat-Correia, P. (2012). Aparelho Locomotor, Volume II: Coordenação Neuromuscular e Adaptações à Atividade Física. Lisboa: Edições FMH.
Pedro Pezarat Correia, Margarida Espanha, Sandro Freitas, Raúl Oliveira, Augusto Pascoal (2011). Aparelho Locomotor: Exercícios e Estudos Práticos. Lisboa: Edições FMH.
Muscolino, J. (2006). Kinesiology: The skeletal system and muscle function. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Enoka, R. (2002). Neuromechanics of Human Movement. Human Kinetics: Champaign. IL.
McComas, A. (1996). Skeletal muscle: Form and function. Champaign: Human Kinetics.
Gardiner, P. (2001). Neuromuscular aspects of physical activity. Champaign, Il.: Human Kinetics.

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