General Course Information
The course is based on three main course objectives: an overview of the current problems in orthopaedic biomechanics, a description of the engineering tools needed to study biomechanics of solid tissues, and a framework for self-teaching and research.
The textbook for this course will be Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System by Nordin, M. & Frankel, V.H, 3rd edition,
It will be assumed that all students have a background in statics. Students should be able to draw free body diagrams and understain stress and strain.
Students taking MEEG 483 will be expected to write a term paper and give an oral PowerPoint presentation of their paper towards the end of the course. They will be expected to turn in a topic of their paper by the time of the first exam and submit an outline of the paper by the time of the second exam. These will be a part of the paper/presentation/participation grade.
Students taking MEEG 683 will be expected to fulfill all of the requirements of MEEG 483, with the additional requirement of a mid-term presentation. This presentation will be roughly equivalent to that associated with the term paper, only a full written paper will not be required. However, students should prepare a written report that will consist of a title page with an abstract, followed by a second page with a bibliography of at least 10 journal articles (as required in the term paper). Students must also prepare and present a PowerPoint presentation on the topic. The presentations must be turned in (via e-mail, floppy disc, etc.) at the time of the talk.
The final project will be on a topic related to the biomechanics of human movement. The written version of the paper is due by noon on Thursday, December 11, 2003. Students must also prepare and present a PowerPoint presentation on the topic. The presentations must be turned in (via e-mail, floppy disc, etc.) at the time of the presentations. For MEEG 484 students, at the time of the first midterm, students must prepare a written report that will consist of a title page with an abstract, followed by a second page with a bibliography of at least 10 journal articles. These are due at the time of the first exam. A one page outline is due at the time of the second exam.
There will be three examinations covering the material indicated in the course syllabus. All examinations will be closed book. Calculators will be allowed.