Three hours lecture/discussion per week. The course provides an overview of musculoskeletal anatomy, the mechanical properties and structural behavior of biological tissues, and biodynamics. Specific course topics will include structure and function relationships in tissues and organs; application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues; analysis of forces in human function and movement; energy and power in human activity; introduction to modeling viscoelasticity of tissues. Finally, the course will include the beginning stages of a biomechanical design project. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in 250 and 270 or 260 and 270, BIOL 482. (Equivalent to BIOL 338.)




Mathematics and Physics