2020 Basic Bioengineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yagi Tohru  Yoshida Takako  Tanaka Hiroto 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue1-4(I121)  
Group
-
Course number
MEC.L331
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In this class, lectures will be given from the mechanical engineering point of view.
1. The shape and movement of living organisms, the controlling mechanism
2. Structure and characteristics of sensory organs and brain functions of living organisms

Student learning outcomes

1. You are supposed to explain the shapes and movements of creatures and the mechanisms that control them using mathematics.
2. You are supposed to mention some specific examples of engineering applications that focus on the structure and characteristics of sensory organs and brain functions of living organisms.

This subject corresponds to the acquisition of.
6. Advanced Professional Achievement in Mechanical Engineering
7. Ability to make use of expertise to solve new problems and make creative proposals

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
This course will be offered using some application examples in biomedical engineering field, since one instructor has experience at a biomedical engineering company.

Keywords

Biological systems, Form, Movement, Sensory system, Brain

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of biological systems and scaling law of branching in tree Onsite exercise related to branching law in trees
Class 2 Scaling law of basal metabolism 1 Onsite exercise related to scaling law of metabolism
Class 3 Scaling law of basal metabolism 2 Onsite exercise related to scaling law of metabolism
Class 4 Branching theory of blood vessels Onsite exercise related to branching theory in blood vessels
Class 5 Specific factor in locomotion 1 Homework related to bone shape Onsite exercise related to specific factor in locomotion
Class 6 Specific factor in locomotion 2 Onsite exercise related to specific factor in locomotion
Class 7 Ratio of thickness to diameter in long bones Onsite exercise related to specific factor in locomotion
Class 8 Brain and nerve Onsite exercise related to brain.
Class 9 Visual sensation Onsite exercise related to visual sensation
Class 10 Auditory sensation Onsite exercise related to auditory sensation
Class 11 Gustatory sensation Onsite exercise related to gustatory sensation
Class 12 Haptic sensation Onsite exercise related to haptic sensation
Class 13 Musculoskeletal system Onsite exercise related to musculoskeletal system
Class 14 Summary Onsite exercise related to neural and musculoskeletal system
Class 15 Extra day Extra day

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Exercise in class 50%, Assignment 50%

Related courses

  • ZUB.Q203 : Classical Mechanics
  • SCE.C202 : Feedback Control
  • HCB.M461 : Laboratory Training on Human Brain Functions and Their Measurements
  • MEC.L431 : Human Brain Functions and Their Measurements

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary; however, the related mechanical courses are highly recommended to take.

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