Berlin, Germany

Introduction to Biomechanics

online course
when 16 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 720

Biomechanics, as a growing field of engineering, has many applications in the health and sport sectors. This broad field of study includes the design of artificial implants, the development of human tissues in the lab, the measurement of human movement and the detection and treatment of pathological conditions, the understanding of the performance of our muscles and how to employ it in sport, the diagnosis of injuries, the imaging of biological tissues and the detection of their pathological state, etc.

In this course, the fundamental principles of biomechanics and their application to real life situations will be covered including: basic understanding of the application of mechanical principles in biology, understanding of anatomical and biomechanical terminology, application of biomechanical principles to human movement, basic understanding of the mechanical properties of biological tissues and the techniques used to determine them, and more recent advanced topics such as mechanics of cells, tissue imaging and tissue engineering.

Course leader

Dr.-Ing Melika Mohammadkhah is a postdoctoral associate in the Depat. of Mechanical Engineering & Transport System at TU Berlin, with a focus on biomechanics of hard tissues. She obtained a BA Degree in both Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering.

Target group

This course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals interested in the field of biomechanics and artificial implants.

Course aim

Learning Goals:

Basic understanding of the application of mechanical principles in biology
Understanding of anatomical and biomechanical terminology
Application of biomechanical principles to human movement
Basic understanding of the mechanical properties of biological tissues such as bone, muscle, ligaments etc. and the techniques used to determine them
Learn to use engineering tools (hardware and software) to solve problems in biomechanics

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.

Fee info

EUR 720: Fee for students.
The fee covers the course, course materials, and a digital cultural program.
EUR 1120: Fee for working professionals/non- students.
The fee covers the course, course materials, and a digital cultural program.