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BME 343: Biomaterials and Medical Devices

Quarter Offered

Winter : TTh 12:30-1:50 ; Ameer

Prerequisites

BIOL SCI 215 and MAT SCI 201. For 2018-19: BIOL SCI 215 and BIOL SCI 219, MAT SCI 201

Description

This course is an introduction to the field of biomaterials. The course will cover metal, ceramic, and polymeric implant materials, with an emphasis on structure-property relationships that enable their applications as medical devices. Interactions of materials with the body will also be discussed. Course content will be learned and assessed via assigned case studies.

Who takes it?

This course is typically taken by seniors and first year graduate students that are interested in the fields of Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Tissue Engineering, and/or Regenerative Engineering.                   

Teaching Methods

Student-directed learning and case studies.

Textbook

No textbook required.  Instructor to recommend readings based on case studies.