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MEC8023 : Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module covers fundamental aspects of biomaterials science and tissue engineering, with an emphasis on orthopaedic biomaterials and bone tissue engineering. The relationship between materials, design and medical device properties will be discussed using typical clinical applications. Properties, advantages and limitations of commercial medical devices such as bone scaffolds, bone cements, dental implants, hip and knee implants, hernia meshes, heart valves, etc will be introduced. Tissue engineering concept and its applications in medical field will be explored.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Introduction to biomaterials: definitions, requirements and properties
- Biomaterials used in medicine: ceramics, polymers, metals, composites
- Applications of biomaterials in medicine (bone scaffolds, bone cements, cardiovascular devices, hip and knee implants, intervertebral discs, hernia meshes, dental implants)
- Tissue engineering concept (stem cells, bioreactors)
- Applications of tissue engineering (bone, cartilage, blood vessels, heart, kidney, skin)
- Sterilisation
- Medical imaging
- Additive manufacturing (definitions and applications)
- Orthopaedic surgery

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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