Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

The module aims to provide an understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the musculoskeletal system; introduce quantitative and qualitative assessment of musculoskeletal tissues as in normal and pathological states; inculcate critical and constructive thinking to research current literature and explore the potential application in clinical environment. The major topics include mechanics properties of bone and musculoskeletal connective tissues; osteoporosis, aging and fracture risk prediction of whole bones; bone remodeling; forces and moments on human joints and bones for various activities; gait analysis and dynamics effects; orthopaedic implants; design of artificial hip and knee joints.

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