MEC3013 : Bioengineering
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Philip Hyde
- Lecturer: Dr Susan Morgan
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
The aim is to introduce engineering techniques relevant to applications in biological systems. The purpose is to introduce the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology then focus on engineering applications pertinent to the important areas of orthopaedics and biomechanics.
Outline Of Syllabus
A. Broad overview of bioengineering
B. Anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system
C. Natural synovial joints and total joint replacements
D. Biotribology – friction, lubrication and wear of total joint replacements
E. Engineering critique of total replacement joints including design, manufacture and quality issues.
F. In depth study of biomechanics related to the human body.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:15||1:15||End of semester exam.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||36||1:00||36:00||Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Group report preparation and completion|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||12||0:30||6:00||Revision for end of semester examination.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||1:00||1:00||Extended activity (computer cluster) to learn anatomy|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||75:45||75:45||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline-specific problems identified.
- Computing class employs dedicated software to aid with understanding the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
- Private study supports the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the projects.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|Report||1||M||44||Project report from groups of students. Max 2,500 words.|
|Written exercise||1||M||6||In class assignments and contribution to group work.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
- The projects enable realistic bioengineering problems to be set and also assess data acquisition and research skills. In their projects, students will be able to apply the broad base of bioengineering principles which they have learnt during classes.
- The written examination tests the understanding of the theory of biomechanics.
For the purposes of professional body accreditation, in order to obtain a passing mark overall for this module (40%) at the first attempt the minimum acceptable mark for each of the assessment items specified below shall be 30%, with the maximum possible module overall mark where this is not the case being restricted to 35% (Undergraduate Progress Regulations):
Study abroad students considering this module should contact the School to discuss its availability and assessment.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk