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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BME6201

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2076 2003-05-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical Engineering EN 210700000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    William E. Lee 9742136

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BME 6201 Tissue Biomechanics

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Tissue Biomechanics
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate standing in engineering or CI



    Course Description

    Biomechanical properties of hard and soft tissues, including measurement procedures, influences on properties (gender, aging, physical conditioning, disease processes), tissue repair, and implant devices. Open to nonmajors with CI.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.


    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?


    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1) Detailed treatment of tissue biomechanics, including stress-strain behavior and associated testing techniques2) Address relevant anatomical structures and their relationship to observed biomechanical behavior3) Examine factors that influence observed biomechanical behavior, including aging, disease processes, wound healing, and genetics4) Examine soft tissue and hard tissue injury biomechanics5) Familiarization with information sources related to biomechanics

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:1) Describe how engineering biomechanics relates to tissue biomechanics2) Explain biomechanical testing techniques, including tissue loading scenarios, sample preparation, and data analysis3) Identify relevant anatomical features of soft tissues and hard tissues and their relationship to observed biomechanical properties4) Explain how aging, genetics, gender, and lifestyle/occupational factors influence biomechanical properties5) Explain wound healing, fracture healing, new tissue formation, and related issues and their relationship to biomechanical properties6) Understand mechanisms of injury, including injury thresholds7) Access biomechanical literature

    C. Major Topics

    1) Review of basic engineering mechanics and associated testing techniques2) Biomechanical testing techniques3) Soft tissue biomechanics: basic tissue components4) Soft tissue biomechanics: specific examples (tendons, ligaments, etc.)5) Tissue growth, wound healing, and related topics6) Aging, gender, genetic, and lifestyle/occupational influences7) Injury biomechanics8) Hard tissue biomechanics: basic tissue components9) Bone biomechanics10) Fracture healing, bone growth, and related topics11) Information sources in biomechanics

    D. Textbooks

    Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System (M. Nordin and V. H. Frankel)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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