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Unit Overview


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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Sport Science, Exercise and Health [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]

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.


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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Machar Reid
Unit rules
Enrolment in
HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or 52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
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
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.