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Syllabus ( BENG 332 )


   Basic information
Course title: Fundamentals of Biomechanics
Course code: BENG 332
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hakan OFLAZ
ECTS credits: 4
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 2019-2020, Fall
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Give information about kinesiology and mechanics of the locomotor system of the human body. Forming a basic level infrastructure in the field of biomechanics
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify basic physical principles

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Convert biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles into novel applications for the benefit of society,
    3. Combine, Interpret, and analyze different subfields of bioengineering
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Seminar/presentation
  2. Apply acquired knowledge of physical laws and formulas on real life.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Convert biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles into novel applications for the benefit of society,
    3. Combine, Interpret, and analyze different subfields of bioengineering
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  3. Solve problems in related medical fields with engineering approaches.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Convert biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles into novel applications for the benefit of society,
    3. Combine, Interpret, and analyze different subfields of bioengineering
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to biomechanics and basic physical concepts
Week 2: Project's topics determination of students, Scalar and, vectoral magnitudes, forces
Week 3: Free-body force diagram, motion,
Week 4: Newton’s law
Week 5: Momentum and Impulse
Week 6: Work, energy and power
Week 7: Circular motion and gravitational forces
Week 8: Midterm
Week 9: Biomechanics of bone
Week 10: Biomechanics of skeletal system
Week 11: Biomechanics of fracture fixation
Week 12: Biomechanics of articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments
Week 13: Project presentations
Week 14: Project presentations
Week 15*: General repetition
Week 16*: Final
Textbooks and materials: 1. Basic Biomechanics, Susan J. Hall, Mc Graw - Hill, 2011
Recommended readings: 1. Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System, Margereta NORDIN, Victor H. FRANKEL, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Maryland / USA, 2001.
2. Kas - İskelet Sistemi Biyomekaniği, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Deniz AKÇALI, Prof. Dr. Mahir GÜLŞEN, Yrd. Doç. Dr. Kerem ÜN, Güneş Kitabevi, Ankara, 2009
3. Biomechanics: Concepts and Computation, (Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering), Cees Oomens (Author), Marcel Brekelmans, Frank Baaijens, Cambridge University Press (August 19, 2010).
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 35
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 2-14 15
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 2 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 1 10
Term project presentation: 1 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 2 4
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 2 4
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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