This course is aimed at studying the mechanical and structural engineering of the musculoskeletal system alongside the analysis and design of orthopaedic solutions to musculoskeletal failure.
To apply engineering and design principles to orthopaedic biomechanics, to quantitatively assess the musculoskeletal system and model it, and to review rigid-body dynamics in an interesting context.
Engineering principles are very important in the development and application of quantitative approaches in biology and medicine. This course includes a general introduction to structure and function of the musculoskeletal system: anatomy and physiology of musculoskeletal tissues and joints; biomechanical methods to assess and quantify tissues and large joint systems. These methods will also be applied to musculoskeletal failure, joint replacement and reconstruction; implants; biomaterials and tissue engineering.
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Orthopaedic Biomechanics: Mechanics and Design in Musculoskeletal Systems
Authors: Donald L. Bartel, Dwight T. Davy, Tony M. Keaveny Publisher: Prentice Hall; Copyright: 2007 ISBN-10: 0130089095; ISBN-13: 9780130089090
Prerequisites / Notice
Lectures will be given in English.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination
oral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination
The lecture will be complemented by moodle-based questionnaires and exercises, which may be completed both during the official lecture times as well as at home. Students can receive a bonus of 0.25 grade points for these assignments, which can be credited against the final grade of the exam. The maximum grade 6 for the lecture can also be achieved if only the session exam is completed. In the case of a possible examination repetition, the performance during the course is taken over by default. If this is not desired, the lecture must be retaken.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.