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BIOM322 syllabus


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1UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING BIOM 322 BIOMECHANICS Spring 2008 Instructor : Richard J. Price, Dept. of Biomedical Eng., 924-0020, [email protected], MR5, Office - Room 2316 Office Hours: Fridays from 10-12 AM. Teaching Assistant : Caitlin Burke, Dept. of Biomedical Eng., [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesdays from 5-7 PM. BME Library. Classes : M,W 12:30-1:45 pm, in MR-5 BME Lecture Hall, Room 1041, 3 credit hours. Pre- & co-requisites : APMA 212, APMA 213, BIOM 301, BIOM 304 or permission of instructor. Text : None required. Course Objectives : To provide undergraduates with an introduction to principles of continuum mechanics of biological tissues and systems. Topics include development of selected fundamental methods and results from statics and strength of materials, continuum mechanics, fluid mechanics, mass transport, free-body diagrams, and constitutive equations of biological materials including molecular, cellular, and tissue structures, viscoelastic models. Properties of blood vessels, heart, bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, blood, and other tissues. Mechanical basis and effects of pathology and trauma and applications to medical diagnosis. Introduction to
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