Biomaterials Francesca Tittarelli
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course enables students to provide the skills to interpret the correlations between atomic/molecular structure, microstructure, macro-structure and behavior of materials.Integrating the knowledge gained in chemistry for bioengineering, chemistry of macromolecules and polymers, plastics technology, allows to acquire the theoretical and practical basis for understanding the methods of production, the chemical-physical -mechanical properties and the characterization techniques for the evaluation of properties and degradation diagnosis.
The main applications of the different classes of materials in the biomedical field, which will be deepened in Biomaterials 2, are also introduced
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
In order to address advanced design themes and treat the innovation and development of new products and new technological processes through the application of knowledge, the student should be able to correctly interpret the correlations between structure and properties of biomaterials. This will be reflected in a series of professional skills, such as:
1. the ability to choose the most suitable material for the realization of a particular endo, exo-prostheses or artificial organ;
2. the ability to properly interpret the results of laboratory tests;
3. the ability to identify the causes of failure of a biomaterial, working in a team with other elements involved in the study of the problem.TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
Synthesis skills, independent judgment skills and communication skills by exposing clearly concepts and results with an adequate technical and scientific language.
Materials structures and related properties. Covalent, ionic, molecular and metallic solids. Mechanical behaviour. Comparison among the classes of materials. Chemical, physical, morphological and mechanical characterization. Definition of biomaterial and related normative. Classification of biomaterials. Metals and alloys. Ceramics. Polymers. Composite materials. Overview of clinical employment of biomaterials: orthopedics, vascular, dental, surgery, plastic and maxillo-facial surgery.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
Oral examination. To answer some questions, if necessary, short calculations will be carried out by the student during the oral test.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
To successfully pass the examination, the student should demonstrate to know how to interpret the correlations between atomic and molecular structure, microstructure, macrostructure and the behavior of materials, he has acquired the theoretical and practical bases for the physical, chemical and mechanical characterization of materials, to know the methods of production, properties and the main applications for the different classes of materials used in the biomedical field.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
Attribution of the final mark in thirtieths
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
In order to pass the exam with a minimum score the student should possess the full knowledge. Further score will be awarded based on the mastery of specific and general skills. The honors will be given to students who, having achieved the highest rating, have demonstrated a particular command of the subject with remarkable ability to connect the different contents.
. Class notes, slides presented at lessons given by the professor, R. Pietrabissa, Biomateriali per protesi e organi artificiali, Patron Editor, L. BERTOLINI et al.,Tecnologia dei Materiali, Città Studi Editori
- Ingegneria Biomedica (Corso di Laurea Triennale (DM 270/04))