10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of biomechanics and the application of engineering principles to study biological systems. Emphasis will be made on the areas of medicine and physiology where engineering techniques are particularly useful or where a clear need exists for an engineering approach. The module will focus on the fundamentals of biomedical fluid mechanics on the mechanical aspects of how living creatures move in the air or water. 

Staff Contact: Dr A F Nowakowski
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mechanical Engineering):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK