HFI49 - Biomaterials

Course specification
Course titleBiomaterials
Study programme
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    ConditionNoОблик условљености
    The goalThe aim of the course is to familiarize students with the very important field of ceramic, polymer and composite biomaterials that are used in pharmacy, medicine and dentistry. Students will be introduced to the most important types of biomaterials, and the method of their synthesis as well as their most important applications.
    The outcomeStudents acquire knowledge about the structure, properties, methods of synthesis and application possibilities of ceramic, polymer and composite biomaterials. Handle the possibility of their use in controlled drug release systems, tissue regeneration and implant production in pharmacy, dentistry, orthopedic and maxillofacial surgery and special areas. The subject also provides the basics of mechanical and surface properties of these materials as well as their biocompatibility.
    Contents of lecturesFundamentals of biomaterials science: processing, structure, propertes and performance of biomaterials. Introduction to the classification of biomaterials. Ceramic biomaterials. Cement biomaterials. Basic principles of biomineralization. Synthesis and characterization of ceramic biomaterials. Fundamentals of polymeric biomaterials. The structure, properties and applications of polymeric biomaterials. Important natural and synthetic polymeric biomaterials. Mechanical and diffusion properties. Biodegradability and degradation mechanisms. Environment-sensitive polymers-"intelligent hydrogels." Systems for controlled drug release based on hydrogels and polymeric micro-and nanospheres. Bioadhesive and mucoadhesive polymers. Composite biomaterials. Nanocomposite biomaterials. Principles of tissue engineering. Biocompatibility. Sterilization of medical devices and FDA standards.
    Contents of exercises
    1. Odabrana poglavlja u knjizi grupe autora u ediciji D. Rakovića i D. Uskokovića: Biomaterijali, ITN-SANU, 2010. (Original title)
    2. S. Tomić, J. Filipović, Polimerni biomaterijali, Interni materijal Katedre za OHT, TMF, Beograd, 2013. (Original title)
    3. J.B. Park, R.S. Lakes, Biomaterials-An Introduction, Springer, 2007. (Original title)
    4. L.L. Hench, J. Wilson, An Introduction to Bioceramics, World Scientific, 1998. (Original title)
    5. S. Dimitriu, Polymeric biomaterials, Marcel Dekker, 2013. (Original title)
    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