19E063BMT - Biomaterials

Course specification
Course title Biomaterials
Acronym 19E063BMT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics - Biomedical and Environmental Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
    The goal Providing the students with the knowledge about basic characteristics and testing methods of biomaterials, and their applications for bioimplants in medicine and dentistry.
    The outcome Students should be able to: 1) recognize the fundamental characteristics of biomaterials, 2) select the appropriate basic method of biomaterials characterization, and 3) recommend biomaterials and bioimplants in medicine and stomatology.
    URL to the subject page
    Contents of lectures Introduction. Characterization of biomaterials (structural, mechanical, physical, chemical, biochemical). Characteristics and engineering of biomaterials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, bioderivatives). Exploitation stability of biomaterials. Organism reaction on biomaterials. Bioimplants in medicine and dentistry. Selection of biomaterials for the construction of bioimplants.
    Contents of exercises Recitations, seminars and demonstrations in other centres and laboratories following the lecture topics.
    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, 3. ed., Elsevier, 2013. (Original title)
    3. W. D. Callister, D. G. Rethwisch, Fundamentals of materials science and engineering: an integrated approach, 4. ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2012. (Original title)
    4. Y. Leng, Materials Characterization: Introduction to Microscopic and Spectroscopic Methods, 2. ed., Wiley-VCH, 2013. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching 45 hours of lectures and seminars + 30 hours of recitations, seminars and demonstrations in other centres and laboratories, student seminars with presentations, pre-exam by the end of semester. Around 75 hours of independent study (3 hours per week during the semester, and approximately 30 hours of preparation during exam period).
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 10 Test paper 70
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Seminars 20