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Biomechanics 2 (6835.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science


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This unit follows on from Biomechanics 1 and is designed to further the student's knowledge on sports biomechanics and biomechanical research techniques. Unit content focuses on the biomechanics of numerous sports skills ranging from kicking and hitting activities to the application of hydrodynamic theory to swimming. Discussion then focuses on a variety of biomechanical research techniques including video based kinematic methodologies, the use of force platforms and EMG analyses.

Learning Outcomes

  1. have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the mechanical factors that influence sporting performance
  2. be able to use examples from a variety of different sports to illustrate the role that mechanics has in human movement
  3. be able to conduct a quantitative biomechanical analyses of a chosen sport and be able to supply meaningful feedback concerning technique modification

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two 1 hour lectures per week and one 2 hour practical on alternate weeks.


6834 Biomechanics 1



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