376-1985-00L  Trauma Biomechanics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersK.‑U. Schmitt, M. H. Muser
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


376-1985-00 VTrauma Biomechanics2 hrs
Thu10:15-12:00HG D 7.1 »
K.‑U. Schmitt, M. H. Muser
376-1985-00 UTrauma Biomechanics
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1 hrs
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K.‑U. Schmitt, M. H. Muser

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AbstractTrauma biomechanics in an interdisciplinary research field investigating the biomechanics of injuries and related subjects such as prevention. The lecture provides an introduction to the basic principles of trauma biomechanics.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the basic principles of trauma biomechanics.
ContentThis lecture serves as an introduction to the field of trauma biomechanics. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of impact biomechanics, which uses the combination of fundamental engineering principles and advanced medical technologies to develop injury prevention measures. Topics include: accident statistics and accident reconstruction, biomechanical response of the human to impact loading, injury mechanisms and injury criteria, test methods (including crash tests), computer simulations, aspects of vehicle safety. Real world examples mainly from automobile safety are used to augment lecture material.
Lecture notesHandouts will be made available.
LiteratureSchmitt K-U, et al. "Trauma Biomechanics - An Introduction to Injury Biomechanics", Springer Publ.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersK.-U. Schmitt, M. H. Muser
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe format of the exam is a multiple choice test.
The exam is split in a mid term exam 40% as a mandatory performance element and a final exam 60%.

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