Tissue Mechanics

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Tissue Mechanics

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Bioengineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: DENM311
    Prerequisite: MAT4003

    This module is concerned with natural biological materials and how design is optimised for appropriate function. It reviews the structure and composition of natural biological materials and their resulting mechanical properties, before covering how these build to make the wide range of biological structures we see in nature. The methods by which structures are able to function effectively within their natural load environment are also covered, in addition to how they may change with age, disease or damage. It brings this together considering the current methods for characterizing and investigating structure-function in tissues and the latest understanding and thinking which is driving the field.

    Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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