Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Materials Science A1F,
Materials Engineering A1F
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
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").
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
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.
Lectures and laboratory work, project work, guest lectures. Basic theory, invited specialists and project work with industry/research.
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.