Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Course information for Tissue biomechanics BMEN10

Course objectives

The aim of the course is to deepen the knowledge in biomechanics and mechanobiology of the skeletal tissues (bone, articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments) and to understand the pathomechanics of injury, adaption and degenerative changes with aging. Moreover, the course aims to provide an insight into current biomechanical research of skeletal tissues.

Responsible teacher: Hanna Isaksson (HI) (, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, BMC-D13, room D1341a, and Lorenzo Grassi (LG) (, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, BMC-D13

Teaching assistant: Elin Törnquist (ET) (, Isabella Silva-Baretto (ISB) ( Thomas Notermans (TN) (, Joeri Kok (JK) (, available at BMC-D13, rooms D1310b, D1312b and D1314b.

Office hours: See preliminary hours in schedule, to be arranged in class. At least one session after each laboratory task. Office hours will be in Ingrid Svensson’s office in the E-house.

Course literature:

  • Handouts: Lecture notes, research articles, book chapters and example problems.   
  • Assignments: One literature study assignment and two experimental and numerical laboratory assignments.

Handouts and assignments will be available at live@lund 

Schedule:  Please see detailed schedule on next page/under schedule.

Types of teaching: Traditional lecturing is mixed with problem solving and group exercises. Two sets of experimental and numerical laboratory assignments are included. All sessions are scheduled. 

Examination: The examination of the course consists of one compulsory assignment and two laboratory reports. The assignment is performed in groups of 2-4 students. It includes choosing a research topic, reading, analysing and presenting the topic. It is handed in as a short summary (max 3 pages) and is presented to the other students orally at a seminar (15 + 5 min). The two laboratory parts are divided into one experimental and one numerical laboratory exercise each. For each of the two laboratory sets, one report from both numerical and experimental exercises is completed and handed in individually (max 10 pages).     

The assignments and each of the laboratory report receive written feedback and has to be approved for passing the course with grade 3. Assignment 1 can maximum give 20 points, and the laboratory reports can each give a maximum of 40 points. On each assignment, 50% is required for passing the course with grade 3. The final grade of the course is based on the total number of points: Fail < 50 p. Grade 3: 51-69 p. Grade 4: 70-89 p. Grade 5: 90-100 p.

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