Biomaterials I

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TM113

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1TM113
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Materials Engineering A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 25 February 2020
Responsible department
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering including 20 credits in chemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

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.

Content

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

Instruction

Lectures, guest lectures, project work including laboratory work.

Assessment

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.

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