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Summer SchoolIntroduction to Biomechanics

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
Working professional course/tuition fee: €1080

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.

More information

tu-berlin.de/..ntroduction_to_biomechanics 

Overview

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.

Learning Goals

  • 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

Advanced biomechanics

  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Cell mechanics
  • Tissue imaging

Apply now! Summer Term 3 2023
Application deadline
17 Jul 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
14 Aug 2023
Apply now! Summer Term 3 2023
Application deadline
17 Jul 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
14 Aug 2023