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 aims to introduce students to the use of biomaterials to replace and augment naturally occurring tissues within the human body.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be 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

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.