Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering - BIOE97171
Biomaterials shape our life through food, textile, built environment, and medicine. This module will showcase the frontiers of biomaterials research and innovation, which are closely linked to tissue engineering in regenerative medicine and beyond. Biomaterials are materials that are synthesized by living organisms, or ones that interact with biological cells and tissues. Pioneering development of new biomaterials will be explored, highlighting their functionalities in various fields of application and diving into their synthesis via state-of-art technology, such as synthetic biology and chemistry and biomimetic engineering.
Biomaterials for Bioengineers - BIOE96071
This module will introduce major classes of biomedical implant materials including metals, ceramics and polymers. We will focus of how these classes of materials have been used clinically to replace body parts or tissues within the body as implanted devices, the types and reasons for failure and introduce biomaterials as tissue engineering constructs to regenerate diseased tissues to restore organ function.