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

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 24, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits and participation in Biomaterials I, 5 credits.
    English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • 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.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.