MEK4700 – Current topics in bio-mechanics

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Course content

The course gives and introduction to current topics in biomechanics. The curriculum is based on current research topics where mechanics is used to understand processes in biology.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you have:

  • been given insight into the use of mathematics, mechanics and computing tools to solve problems under supervision;
  • been trained in analysing problems;
  • learned to structure and write a report, which must be written with a typesetting software for writing mathematics (e.g. LaTeX);
  • been trained in communicating the results.

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

Overlapping courses


4 hours of lectures/exercises per week throughout the semester.

The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.

Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.


This course has 3 mandatory assignments that must be approved before you can sit the final exam. The project assignments must be presented to the other participants on the course.

Final oral exam, which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

When writing a project assignment make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules for use of sources and citations. Breach of these rules may lead to suspicion of attempted cheating.

Mandatory assignments must be written with a typesetting fortware for writing mathematics (e.g. LaTeX).

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: MEK3700 – Current topics in bio-mechanics

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) June 27, 2022 11:29:42 AM

Facts about this course


Taught according to demand and resources. Contact if you are interested in this course.

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)