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Module Title Biomaterials
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 18510
Module Lead Dr Artemis Stamboulis
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Exclusions
Description The aim of this module is to introduce students to materials that can be used in the human body. The following will be covered in this module:Natural tissues in the human body - materials and structure;General considerations for synthetic biomaterials - biocompatible, sterile;Biomaterials for use in orthopedics: joint replacement, fracture fixation;Biomaterials for use in the heart: artificial heart valves;Biomaterials for use in dentistry;Tissue engineering: scaffolds, cell culture.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:Understand the structure of natural tissue;Describe the general requirements for synthetic biomaterials;Select and justify appropriate biomaterials for use in orthopedic medical devices;Select and justify appropriate biomaterials for use in dentistry;Understand the concept of tissue engineering and its current limitations;Describe the biomaterials used in artifical heart valves.
Assessment 18510-01 : Module Mark : Exam (School Arranged) - Open Book (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 60% open book examination at the end of the teaching week;20% presentation during the teaching week;20% essay submitted after the teaching week.
Other
Reading List Park JB, Biomaterials: an introduction, 2nd Ed, New York; London, Plenum Press, 1992