1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour project work weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR4702 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic discusses: Polymers for use in the body. Biomedical composites: constituents; physical properties. Problems; fracture; fatigue failure, wear. Biocompatibility. Applications of biomaterials. Artificial components in the body.
Educational aims
This topic introduces students to the use of biomaterials to replace and augment naturally occurring tissues within the human body.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the material properties of natural tissues
  2. Understand the problems associated with use of artificial materials within the human body
  3. Be aware of the uses to which biomaterials are put within the body