13E064BMT - Biomaterials

Course specification
Course title Biomaterials
Acronym 13E064BMT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition None
The goal Provide students with basic characteristics and testing methods of biomaterials, and their applications for bioimplants in medicine and dentistry.
The outcome Students should be able to: - recognize basic characteristics of biomaterials - select appropriate basic method of biomaterials characterization - recommend biomaterials and bioimplants in medicine and stomatology
Contents of lectures Introduction. Characterization of biomaterials (structural, mechanical, physical, chemical, biochemical). Characteristics and engineering of biomaterials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, bioderivatives). Exploiting stability of biomaterials. Organism reaction on biomaterials. Bioimplants in medicine and dentistry. Selection of biomaterials for construction of bioimplants.
Contents of exercises Practices, seminars and demonstrations in other centres and laboratories.
  1. Group of authors, Biomaterials, D.Raković, D.Uskoković, eds., Institute of Technical Sciences SASA & MRS Serbia, Belgrade, 2010.
  2. B.D.Ratner, A.S.Hoffman, F.J.Schoen, J.E.Lemons, eds., Biomaterials Science, Elsevier, 2004.
  3. DVD with Ppt-presentations and additional literature.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching 45 hours of lectures + 15 hours of supervised problem classes + 15 hours of seminars and demonstrations in other centres and laboratories, student seminars with presentations, pre-exam by the end of semestre. Approximately 75 hours of personal study and exercise (3 hours per week during semestre, and approximately 30 hours of preparation during exam term).
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 10 Test paper 70
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 20