Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering (MECH4902)

UNIT OF STUDY

The aims and objectives of the UoS are: 1.To introduce the student to the details and practice of orthopaedic engineering. 2.To give students an overview of the diverse knowledge necessary for the design and evaluation of implants used in orthopaedic surgery. 3.To enable students to learn the language and concepts necessary for interaction with orthopaedic surgeons and the orthopaedic implant industry. 4.To introduce the student to the details and practice of other engineering applications in surgery, particularly in the cardiovascular realm.

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Classes

3 hours of Lectures per week

Assessment

Through semester assessment(55%), Final Exam (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Basic concepts in engineering mechanics-statics, dynamics, and solid mechanics; Basic concepts in materials science, specifically with regard to types of materials and the relation between properties and microstructure; an

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Basic concepts in engineering mechanics-statics, dynamics, and solid mechanics; Basic concepts in materials science, specifically with regard to types of materials and the relation between properties and microstructure; an

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