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AIMS and INDICATIVE CONTENT
In this subject students should gain an understanding of the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, and sensory systems of the human body.
Students should also be able to formulate simple, integrative models of the human neuromusculoskeletal system; and to use computational models of the human body to analyse muscle function during activities like standing, walking, running and jumping.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
Having completed this subject the student is expected to be able to:
1 - describe the various elements comprising a computational model of the human neuromusculoskeletal system;
2 - formulate and solve differential equations that govern the motion of rigid-body (link-segmental) dynamical systems;
3 - describe the mechanical properties of various soft tissues, especially muscle, ligament, and tendon;
4 - formulate and solve differential equations that incorporate the major physiological properties of muscle, ligament, and tendon;
5 - formulate simple, integrative models of the human neuromusculoskeletal system;
6 - use computational models of the human body to study muscle function during movement.
- Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals.
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution.
- Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance.
- Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large.
- Capacity for creativity and innovation.
- Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member.
Last updated: 3 November 2022