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Course module: 8TM10
8TM10
Biomechanics and mechanobiology of cartilaginous tissues
Course info
Course module8TM10
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Course typeGraduate School
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Biomedical Engineering; Orthopaedic Biomechanics;
Is part of-
Contact persondr. C.C. van Donkelaar
Telephone3135
E-mailc.c.v.donkelaar@tue.nl
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
dr. C.C. van Donkelaar
Other course modules lecturer
Responsible lecturer
dr. C.C. van Donkelaar
Other course modules lecturer
Co-lecturer
prof.dr. K. Ito
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2017
Period
GS3  (05/02/2018 to 22/04/2018)
Starting block
GS3
TimeslotB: B - Mo 5-8, Tu 9-10, We 1-4
Course mode
Fulltime
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 15/11/2017 up to and including 07/01/2018
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Explanation-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
  • Obtain knowledge about basic biomechanical and mechanobiological mechanisms in cartilage
  • Integrate this knowledge to gain insight in diseases of cartilage and their treatments
  • Apply these insights to interpret and analyze scientific literature
  • Present learned knowledge, their integration and developed insights about cartilage to peers
  • Content
    With every activity we undertake, there is motion in our joints while they are heavily loaded. In our bodies there are three kinds of joints: synovial, cartilaginous and fibrous. In the former two, a unique type of tissue, cartilage, helps us to overcome this adverse and mechanically challenging environment. In synovial joints, i.e. fluid filled joints, a thin layer of articular cartilage covers the bones and provides an almost frictionless bearing surface. In cartilaginous joints, a complex structure of fibrocartilage provides less mobility but is able to transmit high loads between the bone ends. This course addresses questions such as: how does healthy cartilage deal with these mechanically challenging conditions? What is the interplay between the biomechanics and biology in these tissues? What happens when cartilage damage occurs? What are the most common diseases affecting cartilage? What are current possibilities and challenges in treating joint degeneration?
    Entrance requirements
    You must have completed the final examination bsc program exam
    Entrance requirements tests
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    Assumed previous knowledge
    Basic biomechanics, Basic cell and molecular biology, Basic tissue anatomy and morphology.
    Previous knowledge can be gained by
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    Resources for self study
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    Required materials
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    Recommended materials
    Distributed during the course.
    Instructional modes
    Lecture

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    Tests
    Written examination
    Test weight100
    Minimum grade-
    Test typeFinal examination
    Number of opportunities2
    OpportunitiesBlock GS3, Block GS4
    Test duration in minutes-

    Assessment
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    Remark
    Assignments. Oral presentations will be throughout the course and written reports at the end. Written exam at the end.

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