|Study location||Germany, Berlin|
|Type||On Campus, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 weeks|
|Tuition fee||€890 per programme
The program price consists of the course/tuition fee (student or working professional, see details below) plus the registration fee (€60).
Student course/tuition fee: €890
This course/tuition fee covers the course, course materials and a cultural program.
|Registration fee||€60 one-time
The registration fee is in addition to the course/tuition fee and covers the processing of your application. It is payable upon registration. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
All applicants are required to upload a document or certificate to demonstrate their proficiency in English language. If you are a non-native English speaker, you must prove you have a score equivalent to the level B2 or above in the European system (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR), or provide evidence that you’ve undertaken an equivalent degree/studies in English.
More details: www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/requirements/
If you are a native English speaker, please select this during registration. You will then be exempt from having to upload proof of English level.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please upload your insurance waiver in English (all pages).
Biomechanics, as a growing field of engineering, has many applications in the health and sport sectors. This broad field of study includes the design of artificial implants, the development of human tissues in the lab, the measurement of human movement and the detection and treatment of pathological conditions, the understanding of the performance of our muscles and how to employ it in sport, the diagnosis of injuries, the imaging of biological tissues and the detection of their pathological state, etc. In this course, the fundamental principles of biomechanics and their application to real life situations will be covered including: basic understanding of the application of mechanical principles in biology, understanding of anatomical and biomechanical terminology, application of biomechanical principles to human movement, basic understanding of the mechanical properties of biological tissues and the techniques used to determine them, and more recent advanced topics such as mechanics of cells, tissue imaging and tissue engineering.
- Basic understanding of the application of mechanical principles in biology
- Understanding of anatomical and biomechanical terminology
- Application of biomechanical principles to human movement
- Basic understanding of the mechanical properties of biological tissues such as bone, muscle, ligaments etc. and the techniques used to determine them.
- Learn to use engineering tools (hardware and software) to solve problems in biomechanics
Main Course Components
Introduction to the Biomechanics of the Human Movement
- Human body kinematics
- Human body kinetics
- Analysis of human movement: numerical and experimental methods
- Gait analysis
- Biomechanics of joints and joint replacements
- Biomechanics of fracture
Mechanics of Biological Tissues
- Structure and function of biological tissues
- Mechanical properties of biological tissues
- Mechanical testing of biological tissues
- Modelling and simulation of biological tissues
- Tissue Engineering
- Cell mechanics
- Tissue imaging