The importance of implants for health care is growing. In Sweden 60 000 lenses, 7000 hipreplacements, 4000 pacemakers and 2000 cardiac valves are implanted annually. Examples of successful Swedish enterprises in the area are Pacesetter, Nobelpharma and Pharmacia. The course encompasses technical and clinical aspects on implants with emphasis on biomaterials.
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Content and learning outcomes
- Implantation, Transplantation, Legislation
- Passive/Active Implants, EU Quality Aspects
- Implant Biomaterials
- Orthopaedic Implants
- Cardiovascular Implantats (Passive)
- Active Implants (artificial hearts, pacemaker etc.)
- Implantable Stimulators and Sensors
- Neural Prostheses
Intended learning outcomes
The course participants should after finished course be able to:
1. Describe the terminology for the fields of transplantation, biomaterials, and implants as well as describe the law and regulations concerning transplants and implants.
2. Describe the characteristics, function, and clinical use of biomaterials and implants as well as the physiology and physiological interactions governing the function.
3. Reflect over and solve problems related to the function of implants and biomaterials by applying fundamental physical and physiological principles.
4. Critically review an implant or biomaterial and its application.
Literature and preparations
HL2006 Medical engineering, basic course or corresponding course
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- RED1 - Presentation of Individual Work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TENA - Examination, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Presentation of individual work
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 HL2005
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