This course is an introduction to different classes of biomaterials (polymers, metals, ceramics) and physiological responses to biomaterial implantation. Topics include material properties, host response, and biomaterial characterization techniques.
Prerequisites: MSE 2001
Credit Hours: 3
Average GPA: 2.86
This course serves as an introduction to different classes of biomaterials (polymers, metals, ceramics) and physiological responses to biomaterial implantation. Topics include material properties, host response, allergies, and biomaterial characterization techniques. It also focuses on memorizing facts, graphs about different materials used in the body for engineering and healthcare purposes, and how the body physiologically responds to these materials. Notes are often handwritten in class, so class attendance very important. The exams are free response questions where partial credit can be given.
THE tip: Memorize, memorize, memorize! Attend class every day, take notes extensively, and actively ask questions at review sessions prior to exams. It’s easy to forget the real world applications of these materials as well so make flashcards of key processes and vocabulary, and pay close attention to spelling!
Recall: MSE 2001, BMED 3100.
Spend your time… Reading the textbook before class so you have context during lecture and memorizing material attributes.
Take Home: This course is critical for anyone planning to work in the medical device industry, as understanding the clinical impact of the materials you select for medical design is extremely important.