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Syllabus ( MSE 481 )


   Basic information
Course title: Biomaterials
Course code: MSE 481
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yavuz ORAL
ECTS credits: 5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 4, Fall and Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: None
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: This is an introductory course on biomaterials, taught primarily in departments of biomedical engineering. The course covers classes of materials commonly used in biomedical applications, followed by coverage of the biocompatibility of those materials with the biological environment. Finally, it covers some in-depth applications of biomaterials. It does all of this with an overall emphasis on tissue engineering.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Enhance a general comprehension of interfacial science.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Select and employ knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering for applying to Materials Science and Engineering
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Build up the main factors that affect particle stability and flocculation

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Select and employ knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering for applying to Materials Science and Engineering
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  3. Comprehend the importance of surface chemistry in their own research area.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Select and employ knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering for applying to Materials Science and Engineering
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Term paper
  4. Gain familiarity with some common surface sensitive research tools

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Embrace modern methods and tools in the field of materials science and engineering
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to biomaterials
Week 2: Biocompatibility
Week 3: Current Topics in Biomaterials Research
Week 4: Hard Tissues
Week 5: Soft Tissues
Week 6: Inflamatory Response/Foreign Body Response
Week 7: Surface Chemistry
Week 8: Surface Characterization
Week 9: Midterm Exam, FDA and Patent Law
Week 10: Metallic Biomaterials
Week 11: Ceramic Biomaterials
Week 12: Polymer Biomaterials
Week 13: Corrosion of biomaterials
Week 14: Wear of biomaterials
Week 15*: None
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Biomaterials: An introduction to Materials in Medicine, Second edition. Buddy D. Ratner. Academic Press. ISBN:9780125824637
Recommended readings: Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science,Johnna S. Temenoff , Antonios G. Mikos
Pearson Prentice Hall 2008
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 9 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 7 30
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 13
Own studies outside class: 3 13
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 2 10
Term project presentation: 3 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 3 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 1
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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