Course Information for 4301 - Introduction to Modern Biomaterials
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Primary Instructor: Patrick A. Tresco
Credits: 4.0
Semesters Offered:Spring
Frequency Offered:Annual
Cross Listings:PHCEU 6020, MSE 5040
Prerequisites:Major status or department approval
Class Schedule: Lecture: MWF 10:40-12:05. Labs: W or Th 2:00-5:00
Catalog Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the various classes of biomaterials in use and their application in selected subspecialties of medicine. This introductory class provides an understanding of material bulk and surface properties, standard characterization tools, the various biological responses to implanted materials, the clinical context of their use, manufacturing processes, and issues dealing with cost, sterilization, packaging, and design of biomedical devices. It also addresses professional and ethical issues encountered in the design, sale and use of medical implants
Required Texts:Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, 3rd Edition, Ratner et al., Elsevier Academic Press, 2013
Optional Texts:Recommended reading material other than that in the textbook will be announced in class and posted on the course (Canvas) web site.
Course Syllabus:Syllabus_4301.pdf