Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

BIOENGR X 430.4

This course serves as an engineering introduction to the field of biomaterials and biocompatibility.

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Winter
Summer
Online
Starting at $999.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0
3.3

What you can learn.

  • Evaluate the different structure and properties of material used as biomaterials including ceramics, metals, synthetic polymers, and natural materials
  • Apply the biocompatibility of materials analysis according to structure, chemistry, and surface morphology
  • Recognize the host reactions to biomaterials and respective application
  • Identify material selection criteria for biocompatibility with body responses including cell and tissue interaction, immunological responses, toxicity, and safety

About this course:

This course serves as an engineering introduction to the field of biomaterials and biocompatibility, assuming some background in biology and organic chemistry. The first part of the class covers the structure and properties of materials used as biomaterials including ceramics, metals, synthetic polymers, and natural materials. The structures, chemistry, and surface morphology of these materials and how these factors ultimately define the biocompatibility of a material are reviewed. The second part of the course covers host reactions to biomaterials and emphasizes on common clinical applications of biomaterials. The process of material selection for biocompatibility is introduced with regards to body responses including cell and tissue interaction, immunological responses, and toxicity and safety. Students are presented with problems of property characterization, failure analysis, and performance testing. Design criteria, material selection, performance, property retention, stability, and typical failure modes are presented.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Bill Tawil
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Fee:
$999.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Biomaterials Science : An Introduction to Materials in Medicine by Buddy D. Ratner, Michael L. and Myrna Darland Endowed
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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