Learn how to use engineering principles and design processes to solve health problems for humans and animals alike! During this course, you’ll refine your creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem-solving skills as you develop prosthetic technologies that are so essential to restoring normal anatomical function and quality of life.
Start by studying the foundations of bioengineering, biomechanics, and joint loading. Then apply these principles to understand human and animal prosthetics. Learn directly from the vets, engineers, and doctors who design and build prosthetics every day in their practice – whether it’s a prosthetic leg for an elephant, a 3-D printed beak for a toucan, a wheelchair for a paraplegic dog, or the many prosthetics used by human amputees.
With 20 hours of video lesson instruction and 5 hours of guest lectures discussing prosthetics developed for a range of wildlife, you’ll be introduced to a wide range of topics, including basic principles of biomechanics, joints and motion in bipeds and quadrupeds, gait analysis, and more.