The goal of this course is to provide a detailed background on the design, function, characterization, and evaluation of materials and sensors used in biomedical applications.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the design features that must be considered for development of a biomaterial or biosensor
- Understand the specific properties of biomaterials and methods for biomaterial characterization
- Understand typical physiological response to biomaterials
- Recognize the types and properties of different classes of biomaterials including polymers, hydrogels, nanomaterials, and inorganic materials
- Be familiar with various applications of biomaterials in the fields of drug delivery, bioimaging, tissue engineering, cardiovascular disease, wound healing, extracorporeal devices, and biosensing among other areas
- Understand the development, regulation, ethical, and legal aspects of biomaterials