Course Catalog » Bioengineering 221

Subject: Bioengineering
Course Number: 221
Course Title: Tissue Mechanobiology
Min units: 2.5      Max units: 3
School: Graduate Division
Department: Bioengineering Program

Course Description: A central role for many tissues is to support physical forces (tension, compression, shear, pressure). This course will introduce the mechanisms by which cells respond to load; how these mechanisms are relevant to normal function & disease etiology; progression; prevention & treatment; an overview of tissue mechanics (relationships between force, stress/strain), mechanisms of cell/matrix interactions, examples of tissue modeling & remodeling in response to physical stimuli.
Restrictions: None
Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Independent Study, Student - Lecture

Instructor of Record: J. Lotz
Additional Instructor(s): T. Alliston, V. Weaver
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Winter
Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
Graduate Division course: Yes
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No