Biomaterials (MATE 460) Course Details

Course Name: Biomaterials
Code: MATE 460
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Objective: To give issues of biomaterials’ behavior, toxicology, and biocompatibility; the properties, performance, and use of biomaterials in order to teach the fundamental principles of biomaterials to all engineers, biologists, medical doctors
Content: Definition of biomaterial, biocompatibility, host response, synthetic and biological materials, synthetic biomaterial classes, polymers in the body, implant factors, host factors, categories of biomaterial applications, evaluation of biomaterials, historical evaluation of implants, current work in biomaterials, motivation for future directions, current trends. Properties of materials; bulk properties of materials, mechanical properties of materials. Comparison of common surface analysis methods. Metallic biomaterials, polymeric biomaterials, ceramic biomaterials, composite biomaterials. Importance of sterilization procedures for extracorporeal devices
Term: Autumn
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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