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Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University

Факультет прикладних інформаційних технологій та електроінженерії

Кафедра біотехнічних систем

Fundamentals of biomechanics


Major 163 - Біомедична інженерія (бакалавр)
Field of knowledge 16 Хімічна та біоінженерія
Academic degree bachelor's
Course type required
special education
Study start course 2
Semesters 3
Form of education full-time
Study hours structure
32– lectures
32– laboratory classes
Amount of hours for individual work 116
ECTS credits 6
Form of final examination credit
Academic degree Cand. Sc.
Academic title Assoc. Prof.
Full name Паляниця Юрій Богданович
Prerequirements (prerequisite courses)
Higher mathematics 
Course goals and learning objectives
The purpose of studying the discipline: students gain knowledge in the field of modern biomechanics and study the concepts and methods of biomechanics of the human body

Objectives of the discipline: students learn basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills to solve specific problems of biomechanics, developing the ability to use the basic laws of mechanics to explain processes in biological systems and build models of biological environments, mastering modern software packages for numerical calculations of biomechanics. 
Course description
Lectures Topic 1. Subject, research methods, history of biomechanics

Topic 2. Mechanical properties of biological tissues and devices of the musculoskeletal system of man

Topic 3. Biomechanical system, biomechanical pairs and biokinematic circuits

Topic 4. Degrees of freedom in biokinematic chains

Topic 5. Biomechanical characteristics of human movements. Kinematic and dynamic features of human movements

Topic 6. Determination of inertial characteristics

Topic 7. Power characteristics of human movements Power characteristics of human movements

Topic 8. Energy characteristics of human movement

Topic 9. Lever system of the human musculoskeletal system

Topic 10. Pendulum principle of motion of individual links. . "Golden rule" of mechanics in human movements.
Laboratory classes 1. Determination of kinematic characteristics of rotary body movement and analysis of the dependence of human movement on the action of gravity
2. Determination of the position of the general center of gravity of the human body by graphic method
3. Determination of the position of the general center of gravity of the human body by analytical method
4. Determination of the moment of inertia of the human body when performing motor actions
5. Determination of the moment of strength of muscle
Assessment criteria
* Module 1
- Theoretical course (testing): 10
- Practical work: 20
* Module 2
- Theoretical course (testing): 10
- Practical work: 30
* Final semester grade (for every three points of the semester grade the student gets1 point of the final semester
estimates automatically) 
Recommended reading list. Subject Resources
1. Oatis, Carol A. Kinesiology: the mechanics and pathomechanics of human movement. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
2. Ansari, Aneel. Musculoskeletal Biomechanics: Paul Brinckmann, Wolfgang Frobin, Gunnar Leivseth (Eds.), Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, 2002, 243 pp., price£ 36, ISBN 3-13-130051. Injury 34.7 (2003): 559.
3. Vogel, Steven. Comparative biomechanics: life's physical world. Princeton University Press, 2013.
4. Enoka, Roger M. Neuromechanics of human movement. Human kinetics, 2008.
5. Fung, Yuan-cheng. Biomechanics: mechanical properties of living tissues. Springer Science & Business Media, 2013.
6. Harburn, Karen. Joint Structure and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis. The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 68.5 (2001): 321.
Course author
Cand. Sc., Assoc. Prof. Дедів Леонід Євгенович 
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