Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Biomedical Materials, 120 credits (TBIMM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2008

Last edit: 26/05/2008
Approved: 26/05/2008

To recive master in Biomedical Materials the student will:  

Knowledge and understanding

  • understanding of the interaction between materials and biological systems
  • development of new materials, processes and devices for analysis, diagnostics and treatment of injuries
  • developments of new testing procedures for estimating and predicting materials behaviour in a physiological environment

Skills and abilities

  • explain and evaluate properties of biomedical polymers from their structure (atomic, nano-, micro- and macro)
  • describe routes of synthesis of new biomedical materials
  • suggest product design and materials selection, based on a suggested implant function, and analyze potential problems
  • explain, evaluate and model structure and properties of biological composites such as bone, teeth, tendon, cartilage, muscle, skin and blood vessels
  • describe processing strategies, and expected nanostructures in the context of medical devices
  • understand medical and medical engineering problems and communicate with physicians, medical engineers and representatives from research and development as well as industry
  • basic understanding for the structure and function of the human body
  • basic understanding of tissue physiology and pathology as well as the influence of biomaterials (biocompatibility) and the effects of different pharmacological agents

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • conduct literature and patent surveys on biomedical materials and applications in medical devices, analyze results
  • have a basic knowledge in developing a venture and in writing a business plan
  • suggest product design and materials selection, based on a suggested biomaterial function, and analyze potential problems