• 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
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Takuya Tsuzuki
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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 Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the design requirements of biomedical devices based on the human anatomy and biological responses to biomaterials.
  3. 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.
  4. Apply knowledge in tissue engineering to design biomedical devices that improve biological outcomes, and critically interpret their success.
  5. Evaluate the stresses and strains in biological tissues, given the loading conditions and material properties.
  6. Analyse the forces at a skeletal joint for various static and dynamic human activities.
  7. Conceive practical solutions to problems associated with biomedical engineering and human motion, and analyse how they achieve optimal biomaterial function and performance.
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Indicative Assessment

Problem sets, course projects and quizzes, laboratory assignments and essays (42%); Final exam (58%)

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Workload

Lecture and Practice Hours: 3 hours per week for the whole semester

Lab sessions: about 6 hours during the course

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ENGN1215 and ENGN2217

Prescribed Texts

The 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

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

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

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