Syllabus for Biomaterials I

Biomaterial I

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM113
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Materials Engineering A1N

    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: 2020-02-25
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2022-10-20
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits in science/engineering including 20 credits in chemistry or Introduction to Materials Engineering. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

After a successfully completed course the student should be able to:

  • describe general requirements for implantable materials,
  • describe commonly used polymers, ceramics and metals as biomaterials,
  • determine and analyse how the properties of the materials affect interactions with proteins, cells and tissue,
  • propose choice of materials for implantation in the blood, soft tissue and bone,
  • demonstrate an overall understanding of the implant commercialization process.

Content

Materials for the replacement or repair of human organs. Implants and tissue regeneration systems. Basic theory, invited specialists and project work with industry/research.

Instruction

Lectures, guest lectures, project work including laboratory work.

Assessment

Written exam (3 credits), and written and oral reports, participation in laboratory sessions and seminars (2 credits).

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

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Scientific articles as well as "Biomaterials Science : An Introduction to Materials in Medicine", Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Michael J. Yaszemski, Jack E. Lemons, and Frederick J. Schoen : https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/uu/detail.action?docID=1074425