BIEN 320 Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (3 credits)

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Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)


BIEN : Definition, history, and growth of biomechanics. Extracellular matrix structure and function. Mammalian cell architecture and function. Stress-strain relationships, viscoelasticity, poroelasticity, and biofloidic mechanics. Soft connective tissue mechanics. Skeletal tissue mechanics. Cellular and molecular biomechanics. Measurement and modelling of cell biomechanics. Mechanotransduction and mechanobiological effects on cells in cartilage and bone.

Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

Instructors: Joseph Kinsella, Allen Ehrlicher (Fall) Allen Ehrlicher, Joseph Kinsella (Winter)

  • (3-2-4)

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.