B M E 615 Syllabus
Tissue Mechanics
COURSE INFORMATION
Tissue Mechanics
B M E 615 ( 3.0 "credits" )
Description
Focus on solid mechanics of prominent musculoskeletal and cardiovascular tissues. Their normal and pathological behaviors (stiffness, strength, relaxation, creep, adaptive remodeling, etc.) in response to physiolgic loading will be examined and quantified. Enroll Info: None
Prerequisite(s)
M E 306 or E M A 303 or graduate/professional standing
Department: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
College: College of Engineering
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GRADING AND COURSE MATERIALS
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
  • 1
    Show proficiency of mechanics tools (those necessary to describe these complex materials). These include measures of stress, strain, stiffness, etc. and all supporting mathematics for typical nonlinear behaviors encountered in tissue mechanics. Metrics: homework problems, class discussions, exams.
    [C001]
  • 2
    Show proficiency describing mechanical behaviors of some prominent tissues that have mechanical roles in human physiology, i.e. connective tissue (bone, ligament and tendon, skin, etc.), skeletal muscle, as well as cardiovascular tissues (arteries, veins, valves, etc.). Metrics: homework problems, class discussions, exam.
    [C002]
  • 3
    Be able to reduce experimental data from testing observed by students and analyze it for biomechanical behavior. Metrics: lab reports and plots of mechanical behaviors.
    [C003]
  • 4
    Understand the basis of anatomy and physiology of each tissue under biomechanical consideration. Metrics: class discussion and exams
    [C004]
  • 5
    Understand why biomechanics is important for each tissue by discussing normal and pathological mechanics. Metrics: homework problems, class discussion and exams.
    [C005]
  • 6
    Understand the basics of cell mechanics including role of cytoskeleton, molecular motors and mechano-transduction affecting the dynamic reciprocity between the ECM and cells. Metrics: class discussion and exam
    [C006]
  • 7
    Demonstrate the ability to read current biomechanical literature in an area of interest, synthesize these papers to interpret what is known and limitations of current methods, and write a scientific paper summarizing this literature review and analysis. Metrics: Project paper
    [C007]
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