This is the third module of the BioMechanics Minor, which is a group of three modules:
- MECH0018 Fundamentals of Biomechanics
- MECH0028 Biofluid Mechanics
- MECH0029 Solid Biomechanics
This module is taught in two parts: Basics and Applied solid biomechanics. The Basics part covers molecular, cellular and tissue solid biomechanics. The Applied part covers basic design, development and overview of some of the current implants in the field of orthopaedic and trauma e.g. fracture fixation devices, hip, and knee joint replacements.
Various aspects of solid biomechanics from a molecule and cell to medical devices for repair of bone and joint related conditions are covered.
Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Calculate deformations of soft tissues, bones, and implants comprised of biomaterials including composite materials.
- Identify the important relationships between material properties and structural design for biomechanical applications.
- Identify and link geometry and stress with application to design, for example of implants and prostheses.
Method of Instruction
This module is taught through:
- Practical laboratory classes
This module is assessed through a combination of unseen written examination and coursework exercises.
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