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MEC6407   Fundamental Biomechanics   (10 credits)

Year Running: 2017/2018
Credit level: F7
Additional Information   Restricted to 15 RTP students and students registered for a Programme of Study within the Faculty of Engineering


This module introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of biomechanics and the application of engineering principles to study biological systems. Emphasis will be made on the areas of medicine and physiology where engineering techniques are particularly useful or where a clear need exists for an engineering approach. The module will focus on the fundamentals of biomedical fluid mechanics on the mechanical aspects of how living creatures move in the air or water.


Reading List

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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 73.0
Lecture 20.0
Seminar 2.0
Tutorial 4.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 50 % S2
Exam 1.0 50 % S2