Course Detail
Units:
4.0
Course Components:
Laboratory
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C" or better in (BIOL 2020 OR BIOL 2021) AND Full Major status in Biomedical Engineering.
Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the various classes of biomaterials in use and their application in selected subspecialties of medicine including an understanding of material bulk and surface properties, standard characterization tools, the various biological responses to implanted materials, the clinical context of their use, manufacturing processes, and issues dealing with cost, sterilization, packaging, and design of biomedical devices. It also addresses professional and ethical responsibility encountered in designing medical implants.