BME 343-0-01: Biomaterials and Medical Devices

Quarter Offered

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


BIOL SCI 215 and 219 or BIOL SCI 201 and 202; MAT SCI 201


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.


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