This  course  develops  and  applies  scaling  laws  and  the  methods  of  continuum  mechanics  to biomechanical phenomena over a range of length scales. The emphasis for applications will be on soft tissues, but the student will develop general skills for continuum stress and strain analysis.  With a continuum mechanical approach (solid and fluid mechanics, rheology) the following topics are addressed: mechanical properties of biofluids and biosolids, blood rheology, blood flow in arteries and veins, mechanical behaviour of skeletal muscles/heart muscle, mechanical properties of tissues such as bone and cartilage. Some  parts  will  be  based  on current research in mechanics and biomechanics carried out in SFedU.