Advanced Biomaterials (MATE548) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Biomaterials MATE548 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 Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
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 Classification of Biomaterials; Polymeric, Metallic, Ceramic and Composite, Choice of Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications, Biomaterial Surfaces and Physiological Environment, Engineering Biomaterial Surfaces, Biocompatibility

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 Works of biomaterials Related pages of the given sources
5 Properties of materials Related pages of the given sources
6 Midterm I
7 Properties of materials; bulk properties of materials, mechanical properties of materials Related pages of the given sources
8 Surface analysis methods Related pages of the given sources
9 Comparison of common surface analysis methods Related pages of the given sources
10 Metallic biomaterials, Polymeric biomaterials, Ceramic biomaterials Related pages of the given sources
11 Composite biomaterials Related pages of the given sources
12 Sterilization procedures for biomaterials Related pages of the given sources
13 Advanced materials; nanomaterials in bioengineering field Related pages of the given sources
14 Synthesis and characterization of advanced biomaterials
15 Evaluation of student presentations
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 35
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

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

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 15 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 12 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 126