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Unit of study_

Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering - MECH5907

Year - 2018

The aims and objectives of the unit 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.


through semester assessment (100%)

Assumed knowledge
1.Basic concepts in engineering mechanics - statics, dynamics, and solid mechanics. 2.Basic concepts in materials science, specifically with regard to types of materials and the relation between properties and microstructure. 3.A basic understanding of human biology and anatomy.


(AMME2302 OR AMME9302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR AMME9901) AND (MECH3921 OR AMME5921)




Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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