Biomaterials II

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1KB264

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Chemistry A1F, Materials Engineering A1F, Materials Science A1F, Technology A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Chemistry - Ångström

Entry requirements

120 credits and participation in Biomaterials I, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

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.

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