ME/ES 380 & ME 594

This guide was created to help students in MS/ES 380 navigate library resources and find the research support you need to be successful in your course. 

The Human Body

Course Objective # 2 – Compare and contrast the basic structural elements of the human body and how this structure contributes to function. 

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    Reference resources such as an interactive cadaver dissection tool, interactive self-assessment questionnaires, quick-answer common-condition outlines, and a comprehensive PT lecture series.

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    250+ procedural & examination videos, patient safety modules, audiofiles, and animations.

    Quick medical reference tools including diagnostic tests, a comprehensive drug database, self -assessment tools, and patient education on over 7000 topics.

See also…

You may also want to see the Anatomical Imaging section on the “Other Resources” tab of this page. 


Course Objective # 3 – Apply strategies for good design, i.e. healthy and stress reduced work places and machine or product interactions.

Course Objective # 5 – Locate, read, analyze and discuss current ergonomics and biomechanics research literature.

Course Objective # 6 – Synthesize information on a contemporary ergonomics & biomechanics research topic. 

Course Objective # 3 – Apply strategies for good design, i.e. healthy and stress reduced work places and machine or product interactions.

Course Objective # 4 – Describe fundamental concepts and techniques used in analyzing work situations with respect to main stress factors in industry. 

Course Objective # 1 – Understand the Interaction of human beings at work and emphasize the social, economic, and human demands of ergonomic work. 

Other Resources

We have the 2018 ASTM standards most relevant to your class in our print collection reference section. The reference section does not leave the library, but can be used in the library for research. Please bring the call number to the front desk and ask them to retrieve it for you. 

According to ASTM International’s website, “Volumes 13.01 and 13.02 include over 380 standards on medical and surgical materials and devices. They cover metals, polymers, and ceramics for implants, prostheses, and medical and surgical devices; silicone elastomers, gels, and foams in medical applications; and tissue engineered medical products. Each standard typically covers manufacture, chemical requirements, mechanical requirements, special tests, and certification.” 

Topics in Volume 13.02 also include:

  • Emergency Medical Services—covers emergency medical dispatch, ambulances, fixed wing basic and specialized units, and basic training for emergency medical technicians.
  • Search and Rescue—addresses search, rescue, and recovery operations, including the testing and maintenance of equipment, management and operations, and personnel training.
  • Anesthetic and Respiratory Equipment—specifications cover anesthesia machines and monitors, laryngoscopes, bronchoscopes, ventilators, and associated equipment.


Volume 13.01 – Medical & Surgical Materials and Devices. 
Call #: REF 620.112 A512b Sect. 13 (2018) . v.13.01

Volume 13.02 – Medical & Surgical Materials & Devices 
Call #: REF 620.112 A512b Sect. 13 (2018) v.13.02

Books on Biomechanics

Fundamentals of Biomechanics
by Ronald L. Huston 
ISBN: 9781466510371
Occupational Biomechanics
by Don B. Chaffin; Bernard J. Martin; Gunnar B. J. Andersson 
ISBN: 0471723436
Fundamentals of Biomechanics
by Duane Knudson 
ISBN: 9780387493114
Fundamentals of Biomechanics
by Nihat Özkaya; Margareta Nordin; David Goldsheyder; Dawn Leger 
ISBN: 9781461411499

Books on Ergonomics

Bodyspace by Stephen Pheasant 
ISBN: 9780203482650

Don’t forget the
Health Sciences Library!

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) is located on Clarkson’s downtown campus, on the main floor of Clarkson Hall at 59 Main Street, Potsdam.

The main desk number is 315-268-4464.