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Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent.
This course is intended to familiarize mechanical engineers and bioengineers with the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system. Lectures are followed by laboratory cadaver dissection dealing with the specific musculoskeletal structure discussed in the lecture. Topics include functional anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall, hip/upper leg, hand/wrist/elbow, shoulder/arm, ankle/foot, back, and knee. The class will also include general biomechanical modeling of some joints. Special emphasis will be placed on ergonomic concerns, particularly to the distal upper extremity, shoulder, and low back. Meets with BIOEN 6230.