Polymers & Their Applications in Biomedical Engineering

(Department)  Biomedical Engineering         (Division)      Biomaterials
 (Level and Major)   MSc and PhD         

Course Title                Polymers & Their Applications in Biomedical Engineering                              
Number of Credits       3             Prerequisite 

Course Goals and Objective:

Introduction to polymers structure and properties. A review on synthesis methods and finally study of polymers application in medicine and biology.
Course Topics:  
  • Introduction to polymers and their history
  • Biocompatibility in biomaterials
  • Polymers in medicine
  • Polyethylene, polypropylene and polyacrylates
  • PVC and PU
  • Hydrogels
  • Other polymers in medicine
  • Composites in medicine
  • How to use polymers in medicine
  • Polymers and tissue interactions
  • Analysis of polymers functionality
  • How to choose the proper polymer for medical application examples
The course aims to:
To train expert in synthesis methods of polymers who can justify polymers for different applications in medicine.
Reading Resources:
Final exam, midterm exam, project, exercise

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