SSEH4633 Advanced Biomechanical Methods

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Sport Science, Exercise and Health [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
This unit is designed to provide students with skills in signal processing, kinematic/kinetic modelling and advanced data analysis techniques currently used in the field of biomechanics. The goal of this unit is to prepare student for work in international biomechanics laboratories and to equip students with the ability to conduct high quality, high impact and novel research. To accommodate the research training of honours level research students enrolled in the School of sport Science, Exercise and Health a large focus of the SSEH4633 unit is devoted to topics associated with musculoskeletal modelling, the dynamics of high velocity sporting movements and the analysis of pathological gait. This unit is also complemented with practical laboratories to provide students with an applied understanding of how biomechanics research can be used among athletic and pathological clinical populations. A special focus is paid to injury prevention and rehabilitation biomechanics.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analogue to digital signal processing; (2) electromyography measurement techniques; (3) musculoskeletal modelling; (4) human simulation; and (5) vector field statistical.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) mid-semester examination; (2) laboratory book; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Machar Reid
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health, or enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)
Advisable prior study:
SSEH3355 Biomechanical Principles (formerly SSEH3355 Biomechanical Methods); or equivalent engineering or physics unit
Contact hours
lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; labs: 1 x 2 hours per week
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