University of Technology Sydney

41165 Biomaterials and Biomechanics Studio

12cp; 4hpw: All drop-in sessions (Mondays 9:00 am-12:00 pm) face-to-face in Building 11 and social distancing to be practiced. The tutor is also available online during the drop-in sessions to take questions from students who do not wish to attend in-person. All lectures are to be delivered in the online mode only. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): 65111 Chemistry 1 AND 41163 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio B AND 42026 Biomedical Polymers
Recommended studies:

48610 Introduction to Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering; 48620 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering



The main objective of this subject is to introduce students to the field of orthopaedics biomechanics and various degenerative and traumatic disorders of the musculoskeletal joints in the human body. The subject helps students develop a clinical and biomechanical understanding of various pathologies of the musculoskeletal systems using mechanics and computational modelling tools to investigate the biomechanical consequences of various pathological condition, and the efficacy of the current treatment approaches. The subject focuses primarily on computational modelling in orthopaedics biomechanics, and the students learn to use a finite element modelling software to model a musculoskeletal joint in healthy, pathological/traumatic, and clinically treated (with or without implant) states.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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