Randal Preston Ching
Mechanical engineering applied to musculoskeletal system with emphasis on techniques in orthopedic surgery. Measurement of mechanical properties of tissues. mechanics of bone, soft tissue, and muscle, mechanics of upper extremity, spine, and lower extremity. Engineering in surgery, gait analysis, joint replacement, fracture fixation. Prerequisite: BIOEN 440.
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...
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%