- Module code: ES97G
- Module name: Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
- Department: School of Engineering
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
biomedical application. A range of topics will be explored, including biocompatibility and the foreign body response, interfacial properties of biomaterials and factors affecting cellular response and protein adsorption. Polymers and ceramics used in medicine are reviewed with examples including the total hip joint replacement (TFJR), heart valves, catheters and vascular grafts and hydrogels used in ophthalmology. Contemporary topics in biomaterials will be covered such as nanobiomaterials, nanomedicine, drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Principal learning outcomes
By the end of this module students should be able to:
- Explain the concepts and processes involved in the design and testing of biomaterials.
- Analyse how biomaterials can be applied in applications such as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
- Discuss and evaluate state-of-the-art technologies in the area of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regulative medicine.