The primary objective of this course is to teach the chemistry and engineering skills needed to solve challenges in the biomaterials and tissue engineering area. This includes macromolecular chemistry & material science, physical characterization & properties, materials & biology, and focused biomaterial sections. The course will concentrate on fundamental principles in biomedical engineering, material science, and chemistry. This course uses a combination of lectures, guest lectures, student presentations, and self-directed learning to examine the structure and properties of hard materials (ceramics, metals) and soft materials (polymers, hydrogels).
This course introduces the fundamental principles of biomechanics as used in the field of biomedical engineering. Students will realize how mechanical engineering fundamentals can be applied to analyses of the tissues and systems in the human body. Specific topics covered in this course include the mechanical behavior of bone and passive soft tissue, the mechanical behavior of neutrally stimulated skeletal muscle, the application of statics and dynamics to analyzing muscle and joint forces, the biomechanics of gait, orthopaedic biomechanics, and sport biomechanics.
- Teacher: Seth Donahue