Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Human Movements, 6 credits

Muskuloskelettär biomekanik och rörelseapparaten, 6 hp

TMME67

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Joakim Holmberg

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
Recommended self-study hours: 120 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla E
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla
6MBME Biomedical Engineering, Master's Programme 3 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla E
6CDPU Design and Product Development, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla E
6CEMM Energy - Environment - Management, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (Engineering Mechanics) 7 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla E
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme 3 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla E
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme (Applied Mechanics) 3 (Autumn 2024) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master of Science in Design and Product Development
  • Master of Science in Energy - Environment - Management
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master's Programme in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering

Prerequisites

Calculus, Linear Algebra and Mechanics (or corresponding physics course)

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to provide an understanding of the loads the human body is exposed to during both daily activities and more physically demanding activities; this from a mechanical and mathematical perspective, with application of principles in engineering mechanics. This provides the student knowledge to be able to take into account the human and her interaction with the environment, for example in product development. The course also gives an introduction to the analysis of sports performance and injury problems with regard to human movement. After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • capture, interpret and analyze kinematic and kinetic variables from human movement during physical activity
  • simplify and model the human body as a musculoskeletal system by applying fundamental concepts in applied mechanics
  • use biomechanics software and simulate a musculoskeletal system
  • understand why a human musculoskeletal system can become part of the product development process
  • understand why the musculoskeletal system can become overloaded during physically demanding activities and the medical problems this can cause.

Course content

Biomechanical Measurements, Human Anatomy and Anthropometry, Multibody Dynamics, Muscle Mechanics, and Simulation Methods for Biomechanics.

Teaching and working methods

The course is structured around teacher-led computer exercises together with supporting lectures, laboratory work and supervision. The computer exercises are part of the examining project.

Examination

PRA1Written Report of Project Work3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
TEN1Written examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is “Swedish”, the course as a whole could be given in Swedish, or partly in English. Examination language is Swedish, but parts of the examination can be in English.
  • If teaching language is “English”, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.
  • If teaching language is “Swedish/English”, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English depending on teaching language.

Other

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point. 

The course is campus-based at the location specified for the course, unless otherwise stated under “Teaching and working methods”. Please note, in a campus-based course occasional remote sessions could be included.  

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Course literature

Compendia

  • Peter Christensen, Computational rigid body mechanics

Other

  • Föreläsningsanteckningar
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRA1 Written Report of Project Work 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
TEN1 Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Compendia

Peter Christensen, Computational rigid body mechanics

Other

Föreläsningsanteckningar

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
PRA1
TEN1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
X
PRA1
TEN1

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)
X
PRA1
TEN1

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
PRA1
TEN1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
PRA1
TEN1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
PRA1
TEN1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
PRA1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
PRA1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
PRA1
TEN1

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
PRA1

                            
4.4 Designing
X
PRA1

                            
4.5 Implementing
X
PRA1

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
X
PRA1

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects
X
PRA1

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
PRA1

                            

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