Syllabus for Bioengineering: Biomaterials and Design

Biomedicinsk teknik - biomaterial och design

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB259
  • 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: 2018-03-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with 60 credits in chemistry including Biomaterials II; or 180 credits in biology, pharmaceutical chemistry or medical science including Regenerative Medicine, 7.5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the design principles of nanomaterials for drug delivery applications and describe the effect of such nanomaterials on cells and tissues in vivo.
  • explain different strategies for modifying cells and scaffolds for biomedical applications.
  • describe and discuss the costs and benefits of different bioengineered products (e.g. wearable devices, diagnostic tools, prosthesis etc.) that are used in clinical applications.
  • discuss the challenges in translational research with specific focus on addressing clinical problems through laboratory research, clinical testing and development of new medical products.


Principles of 3D scaffold design and 3D printing of living cells. Nanoformulations for drug delivery, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Different aspects of biomedical products and their regulations. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The course also includes critical evaluation of scientific material, scientific writing and presentation skills.


Lectures and seminars.


Written examination at the end of the course represents (2.5 credits). Assignment represents (2.5 credits). The final grade corresponds to a weighted average of the written examination and the assignment.

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.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

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