14MIMBMP - Biomedical Polymeric Materials

Course specification
Course titleBiomedical Polymeric Materials
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionNoОблик условљености
      The goalIntroduction to biomedical polymeric materials, methods of their synthesis and characterization, and most important applications in medicine, pharmacy and dentistry.
      The outcomeStudents acquire knowledge in the methods of polymer synthesis, their structure, properties and possibilities of application of biomedical polymeric materials as drug delivery systems, for tissue and organ reconstruction and regeneration and in methods of designing various medical devices. Based on these skills they are capable to select optimal biomedical material and method of its processing for the desired application.
      Contents of lecturesDefinitions and basic terminology associated with biomedical polymers. Their classification according to the origin, structure and applications. Surface and bulk properties. Impact of chemical structure, molar mass, crystallinity and mechanical properties of biomedical polymers on their application. Methods of characterization. Important natural and synthetic biomedical polymers. Methacrylate based polymers obtained by radiation polymerization for use in controlled drug release systems. Naturally derived biomaterials in regenerative medicine. Polymers for use in dermocosmetics, ophthalmology, dental and maxillofacial surgery. Blood contacting polymers. Micro-and nano-systems for controlled drug release. "Intelligent" polymeric hydrogels sensitive to pH, temperature and biological stimuli. Adhesives for medical applications. Bioadhesive systems for transdermal delivery of drugs. Chitosan-based hydrogels as dressings for wound treatment in dermatology. Biodegradable polymers for use in surgery, and regeneration of tissues. Antimicrobial polymers. Biocompatibility and biological response during application. Sterilization of medical devices.
      Contents of exercises
      1. С. Томић, Ј. Филиповић, Biomedicinski polimerni materijali, Internal material, OHT Department, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade, 2013.
      2. S. Dimitriu (Ed.), Polymeric biomaterials, Marcel Dekker, 2013.
      3. J.B. Park, R.S. Lakes (Eds.), Biomaterials-An Introduction, Springer, 2007.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLessons and consultations
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper60
      Practical lessonsOral examination