Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorRodoula Paraskevopoulou
Course ID20000397

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Design and StructuresElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)955

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: -know the key application areas of biomedical technology -have basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human musculoskeletal system -know the effects of mechanical loading on musculoskeletal tissues -know the mechanical factors influencing human movement -know how to apply the principles of engineering to biological tissues.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Geometry of human body. Head. Spine. Upper and lower limbs. Bones and musculoskeletal system. Joints and muscles. Anatomical details. Main mechanisms of the human body. Gestures and movements of the human body. Kinematics joints. Kinetics of individual components. Simulating the kinematic and dynamic analysis of the human upper and lower end. Mechanical properties. Determination of the mechanical properties of the elements of the human body. Introduction to mechanics of deformable body. Stresses and strains. Simulation of the stresses of the human body using the finite element method. Simulation of the spine with the finite element method. Artificial materials and instruments. Medical engineering constructions. Machinery illustration and biomedical equipment.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work50.2
Written assigments70.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
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