Certificate in Materials Science - Biocompatibility and Biomaterials Design BMNG 5110   Biocompatibility and Biomaterials Design
This course deals with the scientific basis of biocompatibility (host and materials responses in biomaterials) and its application to intelligent design of biomaterials for implantable systems. The course will be divided into thirds: (i) cellular, tissue-level, and systemic responses to implanted devices, including thrombosis, wound-healing, cytotoxicity, and immunological responses; (ii) materials degradation including corrosion, dissolution, swelling/leaching, surface chemistry, etc.; (iii) case studies of materials and device design including: heart valves, total hip prostheses, dental restorative materials, total artificial heart, burn dressings and hemodialysis systems. The course will be evaluated by three literature criticism sessions, a research paper and coupled class presentation, one mid-term test and a final exam.