CHEM ENG 7109 - Advanced Engineering of Biomaterials

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

The main objective of this course is to introduce the foundations of advanced biomaterials. In general, biomaterials are synthetic of natural materials used to augment or replace tissues permanently or for applications intended to address shorter needs. Traditionally, biomaterials have found application in the manufacture of artificial vascular grafts, heart valves, cosmetic and orthopedic implants, dental fillers, and intravenous catheters. More recently, they have become an essential tool for regenerative medicine and the development of highly efficient drug delivery vehicles. The successful implementation of biomaterials requires the fulfillment of several physical and chemical properties as well as biocompatibility. In this context, the course will cover some of the most important biomaterials for applications in human health, their manufacturing processes, properties, interactions with tissues, and techniques for their characterization. The specific goals for the course are: Design manufacturing processes according to the required attributes for the final application. Critically analyze the application of mechanical, thermal, spectroscopic, microscopic, and biological characterization techniques to evaluate the performance of a material for an intended biomedical application. Critically analyze the impact of biological properties in evaluating the performance of a material for an intended biomedical application.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 7109
    Course Advanced Engineering of Biomaterials
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description The main objective of this course is to introduce the foundations of advanced biomaterials. In general, biomaterials are synthetic of natural materials used to augment or replace tissues permanently or for applications intended to address shorter needs. Traditionally, biomaterials have found application in the manufacture of artificial vascular grafts, heart valves, cosmetic and orthopedic implants, dental fillers, and intravenous catheters. More recently, they have become an essential tool for regenerative medicine and the development of highly efficient drug delivery vehicles. The successful implementation of biomaterials requires the fulfillment of several physical and chemical properties as well as biocompatibility. In this context, the course will cover some of the most important biomaterials for applications in human health, their manufacturing processes, properties, interactions with tissues, and techniques for their characterization.

    The specific goals for the course are:

    Design manufacturing processes according to the required attributes for the final application.

    Critically analyze the application of mechanical, thermal, spectroscopic, microscopic, and biological characterization techniques to evaluate the performance of a material for an intended biomedical application.

    Critically analyze the impact of biological properties in evaluating the performance of a material for an intended biomedical application.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Juan Cruz

    Dr Juan Cruz (TBC)
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    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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