Syllabus for Biomaterials II

Biomaterial II

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB264
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1F, Technology A1F, Materials Science A1F, Materials Engineering A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2019
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits and participation in Biomaterials I, 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:

  • 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.

Reading list

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

Last modified: 2022-04-26