Module Title:   Biomaterials

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3027M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Youseffi

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr Sweeney

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop the critical knowledge base biomaterials (including tissues and tissue replacement materials), their properties and processing.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Understanding is developed during problems classes. Oral feedback is given during the problems classes. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Critically evaluate the structure and properties of tissues
1.2 Understand the important factors in selecting tissue replacement materials
1.3 Know the regulations controlling biomaterials

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Select tissue replacement materials

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Present data
3.2 Solve problems systematically

  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Presentation   30%
  Formal Presentation - 500 words

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to biomaterials. Pre-requisites of biomaterials. Structure and properties of tissues. Metals, polymers and ceramics as biomaterials. Surface engineering of biomaterials. Processing and forming techniques. Degradation of biomaterials; corrosion, wear and adsorption. Case studies. Legislative aspects, patents and clinical trials.

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