Dr M Birch, Dr A Markaki, Dr R Daly and Dr S Huang
Dr M Oyen
Timing and Structure
Michaelmas term. 16 lectures.
The aims of the course are to:
- Develop an understanding of the materials issues associated with implanting man-made materials in the human body for medical purposes. Specific case studies will be considered in addition to the general framework.
As specific objectives, by the end of the course students should be able to:
- Identify the mechanism by which medical devices and implants come to market.
- Know about the classes of and materials used in medicine.
- Understand the requirements for materials used in the body and assess potential for implant-body interactions.
- Perform quantitative evaluations of drug delivery.
- Identify appropriate tissue engineering approaches for different tissues and organs.
Introductory Concepts (1L)
Cardiovascular Stents (2L)
Total Joint Replacement (2L)
Polymers in medical implants (2L)
• Polymer molecular structures and properties;
Sector analysis and regulatory affairs (1L)
Manufacturing and processing of medical implants (1L)
Immune response to engineering implants (2L)
Nanoparticles and drug delivery (1L)
Tissue engineering and organ-on-chip (2L)
Translating Bioengineering Technology (2L)
Hands-on exercise on biomineral formation and characterization, and an optional FTR is available
Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology by W. Mark Saltzman
Please refer to Form & conduct of the examinations.
The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the requirements that have to be met in order to become a Chartered Engineer, and gives examples of ways of doing this.
UK-SPEC is published by the Engineering Council on behalf of the UK engineering profession. The standard has been developed, and is regularly updated, by panels representing professional engineering institutions, employers and engineering educators. Of particular relevance here is the 'Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes' (AHEP) document which sets out the standard for degree accreditation.
The Output Standards Matrices indicate where each of the Output Criteria as specified in the AHEP 3rd edition document is addressed within the Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Triposes.
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