Biomechanics (BMCH)

BMCH 1000  INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS (3 credits)

This is an introductory course in biomechanics that provides a brief history, an orientation to the profession, and explores the current trends and problems and their implications for the discipline.

Distribution: Social Science General Education course

BMCH 1100  ETHICS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the main ethical issues in scientific research.

Distribution: Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course

BMCH 2200  ANALYTICAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS (3 credits)

Through this course, students will learn the fundamentals of programming and problem solving for biomechanics with Matlab and Excel. Students will also learn the attributes and uses of other programming languages.

BMCH 2400  HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I (4 credits)

The study of the structure and function of the systems of the body with an emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Distribution: Natural/Physical Sci General Education lecture&lab

BMCH 2500  HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II (4 credits)

The study of the structure and function of the systems of the body with an emphasis on the nervous system, special senses, digestive system, endocrine system, metabolism and body temperature regulation, lymphatic system, and urinary system.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PE 2400 or BMCH 2400 with a grade of C- or better.

BMCH 3000  BIOMECHANICAL STATICS & DYNAMICS (3 credits)

This course is the study and exploration of the effect of forces on biological systems, mainly the human body, during static and dynamic situations.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PHYS 2110, PHYS 1154

BMCH 4100  BIOINSPIRED ROBOTICS (3 credits)

The goal of the course is to involve students in an interdisciplinary vision of biomechanics, biology, engineering and architecture by learning the principles of how humans, other animals and plants function in their environment. These design principles from nature can be translated into novel devices and structures.

BMCH 4200  METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS I (3 credits)

In this course students learn about the methods and equipment used in biomechanics as well as the analysis of data collected from those methods. Course experiences include both lecture and lab based learning.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BMCH 3000, BMCH 2200 with a grade of C- or better or department permission.

BMCH 4210  METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS II (3 credits)

In this course students learn about advanced methods and equipment used in biomechanics, as well as the analysis of data collected from those methods. Course experiences include both lecture and lab based learning. This course builds on the experience gained in BMCH 4200, Methods in Biomechanics I.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BMCH 4200 with a grade of C- or better or department permission.

BMCH 4630  BIOMECHANICS (3 credits)

A study of the forces that act on a human body and the effects that they produce.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BMCH 2400 [previously PE 2400] or PE 2880 or BIOL 2740 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

BMCH 4640  ORTHOPEDIC BIOMECHANICS (3 credits)

Orthopedic Biomechanics focuses on the use of biomechanical principles and scientific methods to address clinical questions that are of particular interest to professionals such as orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and others.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BMCH 4630, BMCH 3000, or department permission.

BMCH 4650  NEUROMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT (3 credits)

A study of basic principles of neural process as they relate to human voluntary movement. Applications of neural and mechanical principles through observations and assessment of movement, from learning to performance, as well as development.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BMCH 1000 or PE 2430.

BMCH 4980  CAPSTONE DESIGN IN BIOMECHANICS I (4 credits)

Teams of senior-level students work with sponsors and faculty advisers to develop solutions to real problems in the biomechanics and health-care related fields.

BMCH 4990  CAPSTONE DESIGN IN BIOMECHANICS II (4 credits)

Teams of senior-level students work with sponsors and faculty advisers to develop solutions to real problems in the biomechanics and health-care related fields. The Capstone Design II course is intended to further develop and validate the concept direction chosen during Capstone Design I by designing the specific details necessary to build and test a proof-of-concept prototype.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BMCH 4980, or department permission.