Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Knowledge and understanding

For a passing grade the student must

  • understand the musculoskeletal system of the human body
  • understand the composition-structure-function relationships of the skeletal tissues and be able to described these in mechanical terms (linear elasticity, poroelasticity, viscoelasticity)
  • understand the basics of mechanobiology; how tissues are formed, repaired and optimized (remodeling) as a result of mechanical simulation
  • understand how systems of joints, e.g. the hip and the knee, works in a mechanical sense, and how prosthesis, implants and biomaterials are designed in order to function mechanically in the human body.
  • understand the mechanical consequences of the main pathologies and degenerative diseases of the skeletal tissues

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to formulate and solve mechanical problems for the skeletal tissues.
  • be able to read, understand and recapture scientific articles related to the course topics.
  • be able to make use of experimental techniques to mechanically characterize both hard and soft skeletal tissues.
  • be able to make use of numerical techniques to solve and optimize biomechanics and mechanobiological problems.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to assess and design implants for joint replacement.
  • be able to evaluate methods to understand and characterize mechanical properties of skeletal tissues.
  • be able to interpret and discuss scientific literature related to biomechanics.



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