Introduction to Healthcare Technology

Module Title - Introduction to Healthcare Technology 
Number of credits – 10

This module aims to provide an introduction to the field of healthcare technologies which encompasses biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

The module will introduce the most commonly used materials in the field of healthcare technologies, their properties and how they are selected within healthcare technologies.

The latest fabrication technologies used within the field will be discussed, including the use of advanced technologies such as electrospinning, and 3D printing. The influence of structure, functionalisation and biological loading of devices and scaffolds will be discussed in terms of functionality