MEC8049 : Orthopaedic Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Philip Hyde
- Lecturer: Dr Piergiorgio Gentile, Dr Ana Ferreira-Duarte
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aim is introduce students to themes in medical or orthopaedic engineering where mechanical engineering knowledge is used to achieve new or improved medical or orthopaedic products. Anatomy and physiology will briefly be covered with the focus on engineering applications pertinent to orthopaedics in both the mechanical and biological domains.
Outline Of Syllabus
Overview of orthopaedic engineering. Anatomy and physiology. Natural joints compared to artificial joints. The science of artificial joint performance. An engineering critique of designs with emphasis on avoiding problems. Biomechanics of the human body. Materials for orthopaedics. Additive manufacturing. Biological strategies for improving osseointegration. Biological complications and management. Simple in vitro models of cell therapy. An overview of standards in orthopedics. Individual reports and exam.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||37:00||37:00||Recommended revision for Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||15||1:00||15:00||Lectures,part 2|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||15||1:00||15:00||Lectures, part 1|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||27||3:00||81:00||Recommended regular personal study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||1||25:00||25:00||Report 2|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||1||25:00||25:00||Report 1|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline-specific problems identified. The two individual reports are designed to get the students to learn the lecture material and read around the lecture material to present and critique a contemporary issue in orthopaedic engineering. Personal study is required to solidify information gathered in lectures into knowledge. The exam adds another type of assessment challenge where the retention of knowledge and the application of it to a problem is tested. The balance of report and exam is designed to be fair to all. In class tests are not present.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||25||Assessed via report. Report 1 (2000 words)|
|Report||2||M||25||Assessed via report. Report 2 (2000 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
This course will have two primary assessments: Exam and a Problem Based Learning assignment (reports). The Examination assessment will be to determine student knowledge and learning and will be supported by in-lecture problem questions (i.e. mini tutorial sessions). The two reports will use knowledge from part 1 and part 2 of the lecture course to investigate a contemporary issue in orthopaedic engineering. Assessment outcome will then be determined by the quality of the report (by marking criteria given to the students in advance), and background investigation performance by the student.