Biomaterials (MATE460) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Biomaterials MATE460 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery
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Course Objectives To give issues of biomaterials’ behavior, toxicology, and biocompatibility; the properties, performance, and use of biomaterials in order to teach the fundamental principles of biomaterials to all engineers, biologists, medical doctors
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students obtain a wealth of valuable data and get experience that will be of use to all bioengineers, materials scientists, and practicing physicians concerned with the properties, performance, and use of materials—from research engineers faced with selecting materials for given tasks to physicians and surgeons interested in materials’ biocompatibility, behavior, and toxicology.
Course Content Definition of biomaterial,biocompatibility,host response,synthetic and biological materials,synthetic biomaterial classes,polymers in the body,implant factors,host factors,categories of biomaterial applications,evaluation of biomaterials,historical evaluation of implants,current work in biomaterials, motivation for future directions,current trends.Properties of materials;bulk properties of materials, mechanical properties of materials;comparison of common surface analysis methods;

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Definition of biomaterial, biocompatibility, host response Related pages of the given sources
2 Synthetic and biological materials Related pages of the given sources
3 Categories of biomaterial applications Related pages of the given sources
4 Evaluation of biomaterials, historical evaluation of implants Related pages of the given sources
5 Current work in biomaterials
6 Motivation for future directions Related pages of the given sources
7 Current trends Related pages of the given sources
8 Midterm 1
9 Properties of materials; bulk properties of materials Related pages of the given sources
10 Mechanical properties of materials Related pages of the given sources
11 Comparison of common surface analysis methods Related pages of the given sources
12 Sterilisation Methods of Biomaterials Related pages of the given sources
13 Polymers as Biomaterials Related pages of the given sources
14 Evaluation of student presentations
15 Recitation before final exam
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Biomaterials An Introduction, Joon Park, R.S. Lakes, 3rd Edition, Springer, 2007.
2. Biomaterials Principles and Applications, Joon Park, Joseph D. Bronzino, CRC Press, 2003.
3. Biomaterials and Bioengineering Handbook, Donald L. Wiss, 2003.
4. Biomaterials in the Design and Reliability of Medical Devices, Michael N. Helmus, Eurekah, 2002.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems.
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
10 Knowledge of contemporary engineering issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
13 An ability to make methodological scientific research.
14 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge.
15 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 8 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 125