Syllabus for Biomaterials I

Biomaterial I

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB263
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1N, Technology A1N, Materials Science A1N, 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: 2010-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-10-21
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits in science/engineering including 20 credits in chemistry. 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:

  • account for requirements set on implantable materials
  • account for most common use polymers, ceramics and metals used as biomaterials.
  • decide and analyse how the properties of the materials influence interactions with proteins, cells and tissue.
  • suggest choice of materials for implantation in the blood in soft tissue and in bone.
  • show a general understanding of the process for commercialisation of medical implant.

Content

Material for substitute or repair of human bodies. Organometallic implants and systems for tissue regeneration. Basic theory, invited specialists and project work with industry/academy.

Instruction

Lectures and laboratory work, seminars, project work, guest lectures.

Assessment

Examination takes place through written examination (3 credits), and through written and oral presentations and participation in laboratory work 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.