Course: Introduction to Biomechanics

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Course title Introduction to Biomechanics
Course code KME/UBI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Křen Jiří, Prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
1. Biomechanics - notion determination, bio-subjects and their relations, importance and aims. 2. History and evolution of biomechanics. 3. General problem analyze considering technic, medicin and biomechanics. 4. Solution of problems by the simulation - experimental simulation. 5. Computational simulation, problems in simulation, basic medical branches. 6. Basic anatomical notation, structure and function of cell. 7. Cell and tissues types, general properties of biomaterials. 8. Sceletal cell, structure of sceletal muscle. 9. Viscoelasticity of living tissues (Maxwell model, creep, relaxation). 10. Mechanical model of muscle (Hill's model, tetanic contraction). 11. Biological fluids, basic models. 12. Human blood, composition, basic model of flow, viscosimeter. 13. Biomechanical model of tissues and organs (examples of complicated structures).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
The student knows - algebra, trigonometry and stereometry according to the high school education scope, - basic physical laws of the mass point and rigid body motion and position according to the high school physics, - human biology according to the high school education scope.
learning outcomes
The student knows - history, evolution, importance and utilization of biomechanics, - basic anatomical notation, - principle simulation methods of physical problems. The student applies acquired knowledge to the solution of simple biomechanical problems.
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Křen, Jiří; Janíček, Přemysl; Rosenberg, Josef. Biomechanika. 2. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2001. ISBN 80-7082-792-0.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2014) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2012) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Medical Informatics (2015) Informatics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2015) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2014) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Scientific Computing and Modelling (2011) Mathematics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Medical Technique Design (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Medical Informatics (2017) Informatics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2017) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Computer Modelling (2016) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2016) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Summer
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2017) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Computer Modelling (2017) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Computer Modelling (2014) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Technologies (2013) Informatics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Geomatics (2016) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Technologies (2017) Informatics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Medical Informatics (2016) Informatics courses 1 Summer