Syllabus for Biomaterials I

Biomaterial I


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM113
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Materials Engineering A1N
  • 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
  • Applies from: Autumn 2020
  • 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 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.


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


Lectures, guest lectures, project work including laboratory work.


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 2020

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 :

Last modified: 2022-04-26