376-1397-00L  Orthopaedic Biomechanics

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersR. Müller, P. Atkins, J. Schwiedrzik
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 48.


376-1397-00 GOrthopaedic Biomechanics2 hrs
Mon14:45-16:30HCP E 47.3 »
R. Müller, P. Atkins, J. Schwiedrzik

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AbstractThis 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.
ObjectiveTo 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.
ContentEngineering 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.
Lecture notesStored on Moodle.
LiteratureOrthopaedic 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 / NoticeLectures will be given in English.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Müller, P. Atkins, J. Schwiedrzik
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe 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.

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Waiting listuntil 06.03.2020

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