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Randal Preston Ching
BIOEN 520
Seattle Campus

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Engineering principles and mechanics applied to the musculoskeletal system including structure-function property relationships of musculoskeletal tissues, the biomechanics of joint systems, and applications of biomechanics in industry and research. Offered: jointly with M E 527; W.

Class description

Using the framework of a “scientific study” (Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions), introduce the student to the fundamental tools, techniques, and concepts employed in musculoskeletal biomechanics research. The specific course objectives for the student are:

- Become aware of the scope and practice of the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics, both past and present.

- Understand the basic experimental tools and techniques used in musculoskeletal biomechanics research; and be able to identify/select appropriate tools for specific applications.

- Examine and grasp the biomechanical structure-function-property relationships for musculoskeletal tissues.

- Explore the implementation of these biomechanical tools and techniques in research and industrial applications.

- Demonstrate proficiency in developing a musculoskeletal biomechanics research project incorporating the above objectives.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Classroom discussion-oriented lectures...

Recommended preparation

Complete reading assignments and homework...

Class assignments and grading

Homework assignments and labs...

Homework 15% Labs 30% Exams 30% Final Project 20% Class Participations 5%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Randal Preston Ching
Date: 11/10/2009