MSE-489 / 2 credits

Teacher:

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remark: Pas donné en 2023-24


Summary

The course introduces the main classes of biomaterials used in the biomedical field. The interactions with biological environment are discussed and challenges highlighted. State of the art examples per type of material are discussed.

Content

Keywords

Biomaterials, biocompatibility, biofunctionality, implants, nanotechnology, tissue engineering, drug-delivery, nanoparticles. 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Introduction to materials science

Biology for engineers

Recommended courses

Materials, metallurgy, polymer, ceramics, soft matter

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Estimate a biomaterial in function of the application
  • Compare developments of new biomaterials
  • Describe the interactions with biological environment
  • Describe the translation of a biomaterial to commercial use
  • Design a nanoparticle for targeting/drug delivery
  • Compare biocompatibility of various materials
  • Describe requirements to limit toxicity

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and invited speakers

The course is structured in 3 blocks, with exercise sessions after block 1 and 2, and a general course conclusion after block 3.

Expected student activities

Attendance at lectures.

 

Assessment methods

Written exam in exam period.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 25
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Biomaterials (for SV)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 25
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Biomaterials (for SV)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 25
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 25

Reference week

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