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FKF3250 Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKF3250 (Spring 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  1. Lectures

The course deal with the interdisciplinary field tissue engineering and will (i) describe advantages and disadvantages with different fabrication methods for different scaffolds (ii) present commercially available scaffolds and discuss their applications (iii) introduce cell biology and discuss how the material properties influence the cell response (iv) give the basic knowledge in the most common characterization methods (v) inform about rules and ethics

  1. Home assignments
  2. Project and oral presentation

Intended learning outcomes

This course is designed for scientists to gain an understanding of how materials should be designed for optimal results in tissue engineering. An additional aim is to understand how cells and proteins interact with materials.

After the course the student should be able to:

- Analyze advantages and disadvantages of methods for scaffold fabrication

- Discuss advantages and disadvantages of commercial materials that are used in tissue engineering today

- Explain how material properties influence the cell response

- Explain different techniques for cell identification and quantification of cell properties

- Describe the regulations and ethics in tissue engineering

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in chemistry and Polymer Technology, for example KF1040/KF1010

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    - 80 % attendance

    - Oral presentation and written report

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Profile picture Anna Finne Wistrand

    Ethical approach

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Further information

    Course web

    Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

    Course web FKF3250

    Offered by

    CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

    Main field of study

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    Education cycle

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Anna Finne Wistrand,, tel: +46 8 7908924

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology