New Part IV elective option for Semester Two

ENGSCI 772 - Whole Organ Modelling: Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Lecturers: Dr Justin Fernandez & Associate Professor Thor Besier


Overview: This course covers essential topics that biomechanics and orthopaedic engineers use in both research and industry. The course integrates biomechanics basics with practical applications reinforced with guest lectures from practising orthopaedic surgeons and engineers. Orthopaedic engineering covers implant design (knee and hip), material choice, fundamental problems of implant stress shielding and bone loss, implant wear and applications concerning bone remodelling. Musculoskeletal biomechanics covers motion capture, inverse kinematics and dynamics, muscle force evaluation, electromyography (EMG), inertial sensors and applications in sports medicine and rehabilitation.  

This course will be a blend of practical labs, key concepts and guest lectures from surgeons and pracitising engineers.


For more information, please contact Dr Justin Fernandez or Associate Professor Thor Besier.