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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course BMEN05F valid from Autumn 2018

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  • English
  • Every autumn semester
  • The aim of the course is to widen the conceptions of mechanics to also include biological systems.
  • The architecture of the skeleton and the apparatus of locomotion are described as a mechanical system where the bones are coupled together in joints and the activity in the muscles control the movements.The human body is built up by different elements such as bone, articular cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood and body fluids. These elements are described and modelled in the context described in earlier courses in mechanics and solid mechanics. Newton´s equations are applied on the different parts of the skeleton and concepts like constitutive equations are applied to biological material e.g. bone, where effects from mechanical loading on the inner structure are modelled
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be familiar with the different organ systems of the human body and how they work together
    understand how systems of joints, e.g. the hip and the knee, works in mechanical sense
    understand how human locomotion can be modelled and analysed in using mechanical concepts
    understand how the building stones of the human body ( bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles) can be described in mechanical terms
    be able to describe the prerequisites prosthesis and implants must fulfill in order to work mechanically in the human body
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to formulate and solve problems in biomechanics, both in statics and dynamics
    be able to make use of techniques in optimization to solve a problem in biomechanics
    be able to model human motions using commercial software
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to estimate properties in strength of materials such as safety factor and mechanical lifetime of biological tissues
    be able to describle the quality of human motions
    be able to interpret and discuss information from literature in medicine
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Oral exam
  • Written assignments
  • Seminars given by participants
  • Three written assignments are performed in groups of 2-3 students during the course. The assignments are reported in written reports and written feedback is given from the course coordinator. In the end of the course there is an individual, written, home exam
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basic courses in mathematics, mechanics and solid mechanics or engineering mechanics
Selection Criteria
  • Nordin, M. & Frankel, V.: Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001. ISBN 9780683302479.
Further Information
Course code
  • BMEN05F
Administrative Information
  • 2018-05-18
  • Professor Thomas Johansson

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

2 course occasions.

Course code ▽ Course Name ▽ Division ▽ Established ▽ Course syllabus valid from ▽ Start Date ▽ End Date ▽ Published ▽
BMEN05F Biomechanics Biomedical Engineering 2018‑05‑29 Autumn 2018 2018‑09‑03 2018‑11‑02 2018‑05‑29
BMEN05F Biomechanics Biomedical Engineering 2019‑05‑06 Autumn 2018 2019‑09‑03 2019‑11‑02 2019‑05‑06

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