Biomechanics Program at the Graduate College of Rush University (RU) is designed to educate bioengineers who can perform “bench to bedside and back again” research to improve orthopedic care. Chicago being quite close to various well known industries that design and manufacture varieties of orthopedic medical devices, it is our aim to expose the graduate students of the problems and intricacy of design first hand which will pave way for improving the design and function of existing implants; design and study new orthopedic medical devices that are cost-effective; and interact with industry in further refining the design and manufacture of existing devices. Faculties from different divisions at RU such as division of Biomechanics, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology and Molecular Biophysics will train the graduates. This program will give graduates a unique experience that will exist within a clinical environment with side by side teaching strategy with clinicians and biomechanical engineers available only in a few universities in the world.
The program includes basic and research core courses in biomechanics in addition to orthopedic related professional courses. Completion of a thesis project is required for MS degree. In most cases, a student completes formal courses in 4 quarters for MS degree. Completion of a research project culminating in the defense of a dissertation is required for the PhD degree. In most cases, a student completes formal courses in 6 quarters.
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