Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare Technologies

Module Title - Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare Technologies
Number of credits - 10

This module describes current and future perspectives of biomaterials driven from clinical need and technological innovation.  Effective medical device design will be discussed in terms of essential materials science aspects, with an emphasis on structure-function relationships. 

Some basic human and cell biology will be introduced in order to understand how materials and the body respond to each other and how biomaterials may be engineered to illicit a desired response for a variety of medical treatments. 

The overall aim of this module is to furnish the student with the necessary knowledge and language to effectively communicate with other scientists, clinicians and engineers working within the highly interdisciplinary area of biomaterials science for healthcare technologies.