Colorado School of Mines

MEGN 430

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Spring 2017

Joel M. Bach, Ph.D.

 

Course Information

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Brown BB269 (the old Brown)

 

The application of engineering principles and techniques to the Musculoskeletal System of the human body presents many unique challenges.  This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to Musculoskeletal Biomechanics.  At the end of the semester, students should have a working knowledge of the special considerations necessary to apply mechanical engineering principles to the human body.  The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since understanding injury will require developing an understanding of normal biomechanics.  Some of the specific topics to be covered include: 

Functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system

Natural biomaterials and mechanics

Statics, kinematics, and kinetics as applied to the musculoskeletal system

Injury, prevention, repair

Applications:

Sports/performance

Orthopaedics

Rehabilitation

Prosthetics

 

Textbook (required)

Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System, 4th Edition.; M. Nordin and V. Frankel; ISBN 978-1609133351

 

Prerequisites

Students are expected to have taken (or get instructor permission)

CEEN241                                  Statics

MEGN 315                                Dynamics (may be helpful, but not required)

MEGN312                                 Introduction to Solid Mechanics

MEGN 330                                Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering

 

For additional information contact Dr. Bach via email or 303-384-2161

 

Description from the course catalog

MEGN425 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS (II)  This course is intended to provide engineering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal biomechanics.  At the end of the semester, students should have a working knowledge of the special considerations necessary to apply engineering principles to the human body.  The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since understanding injury will require developing an understanding of normal biomechanics.  Prerequisites: CEEN 241, MEGN 312, MEGN 330 (or instructor permission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

  Last updated:  Wednesday, January 11, 2017