UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

BMEN6342 - Biomaterials and Medical Devices

BMEN 6342 Biomaterials and Medical Devices (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the field of biomaterials used in the design of medical devices and to augmentreplace soft and hard tissues. Overview of current challenges and successes with implantable devices, biomaterials properties, clinical requirements, clinical applications and cases, and in-vivo behavior of different classes of natural and synthetic materials. Analysis of biological response and biocompatibility, degradation and failure processes of implantable biomaterialsdevices. Students will become familiar with several classes of biomaterials and their current clinical applications. (3-0) Y