Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy for Engineers
This course is intended to familiarize mechanical engineers and bioengineers with the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system. Lectures on Monday are followed on Wednesday by laboratory cadaver dissection dealing with the specific musculoskeletal structure discussed in the lecture. Topics include functional anatomy of the abdominal wall, abdomen, back, spine, arm, forearm, hand, thigh, leg, foot, and associated joints. Special emphasis will be placed on ergonomic concerns, particularly to the distal upper extremity, shoulder, and low back.