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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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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
Restrictions None
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.
Reading List Park JB, Biomaterials: an introduction, 2nd Ed, New York; London, Plenum Press, 1992