Courses of Study 2017-2018 
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Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4640 - Orthopaedic Tissue Mechanics

(crosslisted) BME 4640  
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020 , MAE 3270  or permission of instructor. Satisfies Senior Design requirement if enrolled in MAE 4641 . Co-meets with MAE 4641 /MAE 5640 .

C. Hernandez.

Application of mechanics and materials principles to orthopaedic tissues. Physiology of bone, cartilage, ligament, and tendon and the relationship of these properties to their mechanical function. Mechanical behavior of skeletal tissues. Functional adaptation of these tissues to their mechanical environment. Tissue engineering of replacement structures.

Outcome 1: Students will know and understand the function and physiology of bone, cartilage, tendon and ligament as organs and tissue.

Outcome 2: Apply strength of materials concepts to the mechanical behavior of musculoskeletal tissues and organs.

Outcome 3: Understand the unique adaptive capacity of musculoskeletal tissues to their mechanical environment.

Outcome 4: Integrate and interpret biological data and mechanical engineering concepts.

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