Biomechanics 3 ENG3084
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to undertake biomechanical analysis from the cellular to the whole body level. The students will be able to analyse the biomechanics of hard and soft tissue and the forces generated both within natural tissues and on artificial replacement components.
Two lectures per week
Requirements of Entry
Main Assessment In: December
The aims of the course are to:
■ provide students with the knowledge and skills to undertake biomechanical analysis from the cellular to the whole body level;
■ provide students with the skills to analyse the biomechanics of hard and soft tissue;
■ provide students with the skills to analyse the forces generated in natural tissue;
■ provide students with the knowledge to consider the stresses generated in artificial replacement components;
■ provide students with the knowledge to undertake the design and analysis of biomedical implants.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ apply the principles of mechanics to a broad range of physiological situations;
■ describe the effect of force on proteins, cells, tissues and organs;
■ evaluate the forces produced by an individual cell of various types;
■ evaluate the forces generated within individual organs whether generated externally to the body or internally;
■ apply analysis techniques such as finite element modelling to biomechanical situations including the analysis of the loading generated on artificial components and implants;
■ apply the principle of biomechanics to the design of biomedical tools.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.
Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.
Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.
Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.