- Code ENGN3810
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering, Mechanical, Biomedical Science
- Academic career Undergraduate
- AsPr Takuya Tsuzuki
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2018
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This course introduces students to concepts of mechanics as they apply to human movement, particularly those pertaining to exercise, sport, and physical activity and to teach engineering skills needed to solve challenges in the biomaterials and tissue engineering area. The student should gain advanced knowledge and analysing skills on the mechanical and anatomical principles that govern human motion and develop the ability to link the structure of the human body with its function from a mechanical perspective. The course also introduces students to a spectrum of materials used in biomedical engineering, biological-biomaterials interactions, host responses, and materials evaluations.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of different types of biomaterials including metals, polymers, ceramics, composites and nanomaterials, and their use in typical biomedical devices and clinical applications.
- Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the design requirements of biomedical devices based on the human anatomy and biological responses to biomaterials.
- Demonstrate an understanding of standards, regulations and ethical responsibilities in the process of developing biomaterials and medical devices, evaluating and analysing possible hurdles in bringing a product to market.
- Apply knowledge in tissue engineering to design biomedical devices that improve biological outcomes, and critically interpret their success.
- Evaluate the stresses and strains in biological tissues, given the loading conditions and material properties.
- Analyse the forces at a skeletal joint for various static and dynamic human activities.
- Conceive practical solutions to problems associated with biomedical engineering and human motion, and analyse how they achieve optimal biomaterial function and performance.
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
Indicative AssessmentProblem sets, course projects and quizzes, laboratory assignments and essays (42%); Final exam (58%)
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WorkloadLecture and Practice Hours: 3 hours per week for the whole semester
Lab sessions: about 6 hours during the course
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe prescribed texts for this course are:
- Susan J. Hall, Basic Biomechanics, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2014
- J.B. Park, R.S. Lakes, Biomaterials: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, Springer, 2007
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|3729||19 Feb 2018||26 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person|