2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Undergraduate students are introduced to an advanced understanding of biomaterials and the use of biomaterial in areas such as tissue engineering, artificial organs, and implantable devices. Throughout the course, ties are made between the topic of study and clinically relevant biomaterial performance. The course introduces various biomaterials, such as polymers, metals, and ceramics, with the focus on biomaterial synthesis, characterization, structure-property relationship and surface modification. Biocompatibility issues of biomaterials will be discussed from different aspects such as protein adsorption, foreign body reaction, immune and inflammatory response, and sterilization. Finally, examples of clinical applications are discussed. Upon completing the course, the student should be able to: state the basic principles behind human tissue response to artificial surface implantation, describe the general types of materials used in soft and hard tissue replacements, drug delivery devices, and extracorporeal devices, describe techniques utilized to control the physiologic response to artificial surfaces, and identify various design strategies and clinical applications of biomaterials
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PREQ: CHEM 0320 and (BIOSC 1000 or BIOSC 1810 or CHEM 1810); PLAN: Bioengineering (BSE or BEH)

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