BMEN 6300 Biomechanics

This course introduces students to the various interdisciplinary fields in biomechanics - such as orthopaedic biomechanics, biofluid mechanics, soft tissue mechanics, and the biomechanics of human movement. Specific topics include: kinematics and energy/power during human activity; dynamics of human movement; the analysis of forces and stresses/strains in biological structures under loading; constitutive models for biological materials; and the relationship between structure and function in tissues and organs. Fulfills departmental "domain" requirement. An additional non-graded once a week lab section to accompany lectures.