BME 304 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Biomechanics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
BME 304
Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive study of engineering applications on muscle-skeleton system. The course will cover the methods of engineering on the musculoskeletal system, mechanics of tissues, structural properties of bone, muscle and joints, their mechanical analysis, investigation of orthopedic materials by mechanical procedures, stretching and bending applications of implants and fundamental questions of biomechanics.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • define biomechanics and related terms
  • describe musculoskeletal system
  • discuss applications of engineering mechanics on the musculoskeletal system
  • discuss applications of engineering mechanics on the musculoskeletal system
  • explain mechanical properties of tissues
  • explain structural features of tissues and joints
  • explain structural features of tissues and joints
Course Content This course covers fundamentals of biomechanics, musculoskeletal system, engineering applications on musculoskeletal system, types of orthopedic implants and their mechanical analysis.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Biomechanics Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002, Chapter 1
2 Kinematic Concepts of Analysing Human Motion Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 2
3 Kinetic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 3
4 Biomechanics of Human Bone Growth Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 4
5 Mechanics of Musculoskeletal System Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 5
6 Mechanics of Musculoskeletal System Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 6
7 The Biomechanics of the Human Extremities Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 7, 8
8 Ara sınav / Midterm
9 The Biomechanics of the Human Spine Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 9
10 Linear Kinematics of Human Movement Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 10
11 Angular Kinematics of Human Movement Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 11
12 Linear Kinetics of Human Movement Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 12
13 Equilibrium and Human Movement Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 13
14 Angular Kinetics of Human Movement Susan Hall. Basic Biomechanics. 5th Ed. St. Louis: WCB McGraw-Hill, 2002. Chapter 15
15 Review
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
15
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
    Total
151

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have sufficient background in Mathematics, Basic sciences and Biomedical Engineering areas and the skill to use this theoretical and practical background in the problems of the Biomedical Engineering.

X
2

To identify, formulate and solve Biomedical Engineering-related problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment; to select and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

X
3

To analyze a complex system, system components or process, and to design with realistic limitations to meet the requirements using modern design techniques; to apply modern design techniques for this purpose.

X
4

To choose and use the required modern techniques and tools for analysis and solution of complex problems in Biomedical Engineering applications; to skillfully use information technologies.

5

To design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret results for studying complex engineering problems or research topics of the discipline. 

X
6

To efficiently participate in intradisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; to work independently.

X
7

To communicate both in oral and written form in Turkish; to have knowledge of at least one foreign language; to have the skill to write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, present, give and receive clear instructions.

X
8

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

X
9

To behave ethically, to be aware of professional and ethical responsibilities; to have knowledge about the standards in Biomedical Engineering applications.

X
10

To have information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

X
11

To have knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Biomedical Engineering solutions.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest