Module Title:   Biomaterials with implant design and technology

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3309L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Youseffi

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof J Sweeney and Dr C Grant

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

For semester one, this module aims to develop the critical knowledge base biomaterials (including tissues and tissue replacement materials), their properties, design, testing, evaluation and processing for orthopaedic applications.
For semester two the module also aims to integrate and apply existing knowledge to implant design and technology and to apply general design procedures/methodology to medical devices such as joint replacements, including hip, knee and other joints.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures, tutorials, laboratory practicals, seminars and invited lectures from industry. Deeper/better understanding is developed during tutorials by solving practical problems. Oral feedback is given during tutorial and laboratory classes.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   126.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

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...

2.1 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 2.00 100%
  Closed Book Examination

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
For biomaterials in semester 1: Introduction to biomaterials: Applications, Properties and Processing.
Pre-requisites of biomaterials (biocompatibility concepts).
Structure and properties of tissues, metals, polymers/composites and ceramics as biomaterials.
Surface engineering of biomaterials, processing and forming techniques.
Degradation of biomaterials, corrosion, biotribology (wear, friction and lubrication), and adsorption.
Case study 1: Production, design, properties, selection and evaluation of ceramic femoral heads/cups).
Case study 2: Fracture fixation devices such as bone plates and screws.
Legislative aspects, patents, pre-clinical and clinical trials.
For implant design and technology in semester 2: General design considerations including design procedures, design specifications and regulatory issues; Surgical considerations; Bearing surfaces; Implant fixation; Implant loosening and wear; Implant manufacturing; Pre-clinical evaluation of orthopaedic implants; Hip joint replacements; Knee joint replacements; Other joint replacements.

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