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Graduate standing in engineering, sciences or permission of instructor. Application of mechanics to the functioning of the human body at all levels, from the cell to the tissue, organ, and whole body. Topics include structure, function, and mechanical properties of musculoskeletal system (bone, articular cartilage, ligaments and tendons, skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve and spinal nerve roots), and joints (knee, hip, foot and ankle, spine, shoulder, elbow). Recent progress in cell mechanics is also introduced. Cross-listed with BME 651.