This course covers a quantitative description of the function and control of organ systems. Mathematical models are derived to describe physical principles and physiologic mechanisms.
An introduction to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Students will learn to amplify and digitize biological signals using electrical and optoelectrical components including operational amplifiers, transistors, light emitting diodes, and photodiodes. The class will include an introduction to concepts of linearity and noise.
This course introduces the fundamental principles of biomechanics as used in the field of biomedical engineering. Students will realize how mechanical engineering fundamentals can be applied to analyses of the tissues and systems in the human body. Specific topics covered in this course include the mechanical behavior of bone and passive soft tissue, the mechanical behavior of neutrally stimulated skeletal muscle, the application of statics and dynamics to analyzing muscle and joint forces, the biomechanics of gait, orthopaedic biomechanics, and sport biomechanics.
With a focus on musculoskeletal tissue, this course will cover the mechanical behavior of soft biological tissues such as tendon, ligament, muscle, cartilage, meniscus and skin. Advanced material behaviors such as anisotropy, nonlinearity, poroelasticity, tension-compression nonlinearity and viscoelasticity will be presented. Theoretical approximations of mechanical behavior will be derived. Experimental techniques to determine these advanced material behaviors will be discussed including nanoindentation, multi-axis testing, and time dependent tests.