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Introduction to Biomaterials University of Galway - Engineering & Computer Science Program Spring 2023 Semester - Galway

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Introduction to Biomaterials

Introduction to Biomaterials Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: University of Galway
Location: Galway, Ireland
Primary Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering
Instruction in: English
Course Code: BME200
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 2.5
Contact Hours: 36


To provide a comprehensive review on different classes of biomaterials used in medical devices

Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss what biomedical engineers do in their professional activities and state the practical applications of biomedical engineering in the medical device and healthcare industries.
2. Specify biomaterials for use in a range of biomedical applications and propose a rational for the use of specific biomaterials in a range of clinical applications.
3. Demonstrate awareness in methods of bulk, surface, ex vivo, in vitro and in vivo characterisation of biomaterials and design experimental work to evaluate the properties of a biomaterial for a specific application and interpret data.
4. Discuss the complex interactions between biomaterials and biological systems and demonstrate awareness in the clinical modes of failure of biomaterials.
5. Independently perform literature surveys using scientific search engines to source peer-review publications and acquire technical knowledge related to the course content and assignments.
6. State the importance of professional integrity; ethical practice in research and industry; and responsibilities to society and regulatory bodies in the area of biomaterials.
7. Communicate effectively using technical reports and oral presentations in conventional professional style.
8. Function effectively independently and as part of a team.

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