timing: Lent term, 16 lectures
assessment: written exam (1.5 hours) at the start of Easter term
The aim is to develop an understanding of the materials issues associated with implanting man-made materials in the human body for medical purposes. Specific case studies will be considered in addition to the general framework.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
Introductory Concepts (2L, Dr. M. Oyen)
Immune response to implants (2L Dr. R. Busch, Addenbrookes)
Implant response to biological environments (2L, Dr. M. Oyen)
Degradable biomaterials and tissue engineering (4L, Dr. M. Oyen)
Materials for load-bearing implants (6L)
Essay-based project: Biomineralisation: apatite formation in simulated body fluid.
see also Booklist for IIA courses