Metallic and Ceramic Biomaterials
   
Reference DHBIOM00000018
Taught in Majors List Master of Biomedical Sciences
Theory (A) 25.0
Exercises (B) 0.0
Training and projects (C) 20.0
Studytime (D) 180.0
Studypoints (E) 6
Level  
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? This course can not be taken through this kind of contract
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Separate credit contract mandatory
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Ronald Verbeeck
Department GE11
Co-lecturers  
Key Words

Metallic and ceramic biomaterials.

Position of the Course

The student is provided with knowledge and insights about the development, the properties, the design and the possibilities/limitations of metallic and ceramic biomaterials and combinations thereof which are being applied for the preservation, restoration and/or replacement of affected or damaged tissues and/or organs. As such, this course provides the base for the course 'Tissue engineering' in the second master year.

Contents

Chemical, physical and mechanical properties of metallic and ceramic materials. Properties, possibilities/limitations and applications of Co-Cr alloys, stainless steel, titanium and alloys. Corrosion of metals. Properties, possibilities/limitations and use of calcium phosphates and bone cements, bioactive glass and glass-ceramics, aluminium oxide, zirconium oxide, pyrolytic carbon, dental porcelains and composite ceramic materials.

Starting Competences

Having successfully completed the courses General chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physics, General biochemistry, General physiology, Functional anatomy, Cell biology and Human pathogenesis from the bachelor program biomedical sciences, or having acquired the relevant ending objectives by other means.

Final Competences

  • Knowing the metallic and ceramic biomaterials applied for the preservation, restoration and/or replacement of affected or damaged tissues and/or organs.
  • Knowing the methods of in vitro evaluation of the metallic and ceramic biomaterials.
  • Having insight into the development of metallic and ceramic biomaterials.
  • Having insight into the possibilities and the limitations of metallic and ceramic biomaterials.
  • Having insight into the relevance of in vitro tests of metallic and ceramic biomaterials.
  • Being able to select literature concerning metallic and ceramic biomaterials and to evaluate it according to scientific value and relevance.

Teaching and Learning Material

Syllabus (Dutch, less than 15 Euro) and selected publications (English)

References

  • Biomaterials, Principles and applications edited by Joon B. Park and Joseph D. Bronzino, CRC Press LLC, 2003. ISBN: 0-8493-1491-7.
  • Biomaterials Science, An Introduction to Materials in Medicine edited by Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen and Jack E. Lemons, Elsevier Academic Press, 2004. ISBN:0-12-582463-7.

Course Content-Related Study Coaching

after making an appointment

Teaching Methods

Classroom lectures; ; Lab sessions

Evaluation Moments

Evaluation during examination period

Evaluation Methods

During examination period: oral closed-book exam, written preparation

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