Excerpt from course plan
|Course name||Biomedical Materials|
|Grading||A, B, C, D, E, FX, F|
|The Course and program catalogue||Full course description|
After completion of the course the student will be able to:
• Give examples of application areas for different types of biomaterials.
• Apply knowledge from basic material courses to identify material properties that are critical for metallic, polymer and ceramic biomaterials, or their combination.
• Explain basic physical, chemical and mechanical processes that may occur on biomaterials in use.
• Analyse and evaluate corrosion and degradation reactions that occur for different biomaterials and their consequences.
• Suggest proper type of biomaterial for given applications, taking into account function, health risk and economic aspects.
Basic courses in materials science and engineering.
Selected chapters in “Biomaterials Science, An Introduction to Materials in Medicine", edited by B.D. Ratner, A.S. Hoffman, F.J. Schoen, J.E. Lemons. 2nd edition, Academic Press (2004).
Other lecture materials.