Certificate in Materials Science - Polymeric Biomaterials BIOE 4391   Polymeric Biomaterials
This course provides an introduction to the characterization, fabrication and use of synthetic and naturally-derived polymeric materials to replace or regenerate tissues and organs in the human body. Classes will include a discussion of natural and synthetic macromolecular structure, properties (chemical, physical, mechanical), synthesis, and interactions with the human body. The design and application of polymeric materials in tissues engineering, drug delivery, and prosthetics will also be discussed using specific examples including: blood vessel replacement, artificial pancreas, skin substitutes, and nerve regeneration.
FORMAT: Lecture