In this module, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the multi-scale characteristics and response of the musculoskeletal system, combining knowledge at the body, organ, tissue and cell level.
They will learn to apply engineering, medical and biological theory and methods to the solution of complex biomechanical and mechanobiological problems. Students will learn to draw logical connections between musculoskeletal tissue composition and mechanical response, and vice versa.
Students will gain the required expertise to apply their knowledge in relevant, practice-oriented problem solving in the fields of rehabilitation, sports science and orthopaedics.
The mandatory courses in this module will provide the student with fundamental knowledge of functional anatomy, kinematics and kinetics, tissue biomechanics and tissue engineering. This provides a comprehensive understanding of the functional adaptation of the musculoskeletal system to the demands of daily living, and the potential for its repair and regeneration.
Elective courses allow the students to extend their competence in a chosen direction, gaining knowledge in analytical methodology (Finite Element Analysis), medical device design (Biomechanical Systems), rehabilitation and orthopaedics (Spine Biomechanics) or biological sciences (Osteology and Molecular Biology). Elective courses will provide the practical application of core knowledge to problems related to regenerative medicine.
The following study plan is highly recommended by the responsible of this major module and the study coordination organizes an optimal schedule accordingly. If you deviate from the recommendations you might encounter organizational problems such as overlapping courses etc.