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Syllabus ( BENG 231 )


   Basic information
Course title: Fundamentals of Biomaterials
Course code: BENG 231
Lecturer: Assist. Prof. Ayşe ASLAN CANPOLAT
ECTS credits: 4
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 2, Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The course will focus mainly on the field of biomaterials used in the design of medical devices, and to augment or replace soft and hard tissues. Discussion of bulk properties, applications, and in vivo behavior of different classes of natural and synthetic biomaterials. Analysis of biological response and biocompatibility, degradation and failure processes of implantable biomaterials/devices.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. acquire basic principles of biomaterials and classification of biomaterials

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Understand design and production processes in bioengineering applications.
    2. Design processes for the investigation of bioengineering problems, collect data, analyze and interpret the results.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  2. Characterize biomaterials, identify the biocompatibility and stability of biomaterials

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Understand design and production processes in bioengineering applications.
    2. Design processes for the investigation of bioengineering problems, collect data, analyze and interpret the results.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  3. List the fields of the applications of biomaterials and solution of the problems about applications

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Understand design and production processes in bioengineering applications.
    2. Design processes for the investigation of bioengineering problems, collect data, analyze and interpret the results.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to biomaterials
Week 2: Natural biomaterials
Week 3: Ceramic biomaterials
Week 4: Metallic biomaterials
Week 5: Polymeric biomaterials
Week 6: Composite biomaterials
Week 7: Characterization tests of biomaterials
Week 8: Standarts of The Biomaterials
Midterm exam I
Week 9: Biological Recognition
Week 10: Host Reaction to Biomaterials and their Evaluation
Week 11: Biological Testing of Biomaterials
Week 12: Student presentation
Week 13: Student presentation
Week 14: Student presentation
Week 15*: General Assessments
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials: Advanced Biomaterials: Fundamentals, Processing, and Applications Bikramjit Basu, Dhirendra S. Katti, Ashok Kumar
Introduction to Biomaterials D.L. Shi Tsinghua University Press
Biomaterials Joyce Y. Wong Joseph D.Bronzino CRC press
Recommended readings: Introduction to Biomaterials D.L. Shi Tsinghua University Press
Biomaterials Joyce Y. Wong Joseph D.Bronzino CRC press
  * 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: 0
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 12,13,14 50
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 16
Own studies outside class: 2 16
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 3 2
Term project presentation: 3 3
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 0 0
Mid-term: 0 0
Personal studies for final exam: 3 2
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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