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350087 FS MB1I - Specialization Course Research Seminar Sportsinformatics and Biomechanics (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 35 - Sportwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

Studierende des European Masters in Public Health & Physical Activity aus Rom haben Vorrang für die Teilnahme an dieser Lehrveranstaltung.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: English



This years, the course will be held entirely online (see moodle). All lectures will be available as online Video-lectures. Anticipated date (in line with the dates of the European Master Program) : 07.06 - 25.06. There will be place for Question & Answer sessions (on request) until end of the semester (30.09.2021)

For Austrian Students: there is the possibility to open the course earlier and I will be available for Question & Answer sessions before 07.06.2021. Please get in contact if that is of interest.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will offer an overview into the field of Applied Biomechanics and its underlying methods, especially focusing on motion and gait analyses. At the end of this course student will know the basic principles necessary to conduct 3D gait and movement analysis. They will know and understand its limitations and will be able to apply that knowledge to critically question gait and movement analysis results. They will also be able to conduct basic data post processing for gait analysis data.

Assessment and permitted materials

The grading of this lecture will be based on two parts:
* Students will have to submit a short term paper which will document the analysis of retrospective gait analysis data (group work). For that purpose they are free to use any supporting material – 70%
* Participation in lecture, discussion, and submission of homework work (reading papers and answering questions) – 30%

Die gesamte Leistungserbringung durch Studierende hat bei prüfungsimmanenten Lehrveranstaltungen des Wintersemesters bis spätestens am folgenden 30. April, bei prüfungsimmanenten Lehrveranstaltungen des Sommersemesters bis spätestens am folgenden 30. September zu erfolgen. Studierende, die sich nicht von der ggst. Lehrveranstaltung abgemeldet haben, sind zu beurteilen. Bei negativer Beurteilung ist eine kommissionelle Prüfung unzulässig, der Besuch der Lehrveranstaltung ist zu wiederholen. Rechtsquelle: Satzung der Universität Wien §10 (4, 5, 6).

Sie werden ausdrücklich darauf hingewiesen, dass bei Feststellung einer erschlichenen Leistung (z.B.: Abschreiben, Plagiieren, Verwendung unerlaubter Hilfsmittel, Fälschungen, Ghostwriting etc.) die gesamte PI-LV als geschummelt gewertet wird und als Antritt zählt. (Eintrag in U:SPACE: X = nicht beurteilt)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

All parts of the lecture have to be positiv. Students can achieve 70 points for the term paper and 30 points for active participation during the lecture. Regarding the term paper, the following categories will be evaluated:
(1) overall term paper quality (style, citation, etc.; max. 10 Points); (2) quality of data analyses and reporting of results (plots, tables, etc.; max. 30 points); (3) completeness in presentation of all necessary information, clarity of discussion and interpretation, comparison to the recently published results (max. 30 points).

Examination topics

Oral presentation and discussion of papers, and analyses of given data and examples (group work).

Reading list

Nigg, B., & Herzog, W. (2007). Biomechanics of the musculo-skeletal system (3rd ed.). Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Winter, D. A. (2005). Biomechanics and motor control of human movement (3rd ed.). Hoboken New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Kirtley, C. (2006). Clinical gait analysis theory and practice. Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.

Kamen, G., & Gabriel, D. A. (2010). Essentials of electromyography. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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