Master’s studies

Syllabus for Biomaterials II

Biomaterial II

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB264
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1F, Technology A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5.
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2015-04-22
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2015
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits and participation in Biomaterials I, 5 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • compare and contrast different medical treatments and methods of drug distribution that requires stable or biodegradable materials
  • explain how the properties of the materials influence important cellular processes, inflammation, scar formation or regeneration.
  • account for function and use of stem cells in regenerative purpose
  • analyse implantation outcome
  • evaluate effect of design and material properties on mechanotransduction

Content

Methods that use materials for substitute or repair of human body parts such as bones, skin and blood vessels. Common treatments and methods for tissue regeneration including cell therapy, gene therapy and materials-based therapy.

Instruction

Lectures and laboratory work, project work, guest lectures. Basic theory, invited specialists and project work with industry/research.

Assessment

Examination takes place through written examination (3 credits), and through written and oral presentations and participation in laboratory sessions and seminars (2 credits ) The final grades correspond to a weighted average of the results of the written examination and other parts.

Reading list

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