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School of Engineering
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
BIOMATERIALS
IN01100950, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA
IN0512, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOMATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA BAGNO ING-IND/34

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
IN01100950 BIOMATERIALS (Numerosita' canale 1) ANDREA BAGNO IN2374

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/34 Industrial Bioengineering 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 TODROS SILVIA (Presidente)
BAGNO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
CARNIEL EMANUELE LUIGI (Supplente)
DETTIN MONICA (Supplente)
PAVAN PIERO (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 BAGNO ANDREA (Presidente)
TODROS SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
CARNIEL EMANUELE LUIGI (Supplente)
DETTIN MONICA (Supplente)
NATALI ARTURO (Supplente)
PAVAN PIERO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course includes the following prerequisites: elements of chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: Students are expected to acquire the following knowledge:
1) definitions of biomaterials and their classification (biological, metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite);
2) main characteristics of biological tissues;
3) main characteristics of the materials used as biomaterials and the relationships between structure and properties;
4) examples of biomaterials used for the production of prosthetic devices of common clinical use (vascular prostheses, prosthetic heart valves, joint prostheses);
5) biocompatibility definition and assessment.
Students are also expected to acquire the following skills: the ability to express a documented evaluation of the materials to be used for the realization of prosthetic devices.
Examination methods: Regular students are given the opportunity to take two written tests in itinere (compitini), each on half of the program. The mark obtained, which is awarded by rewarding the best students’ performance, is then recorded immediately after the end of the course.
All students are given the opportunity to take the oral exam on the entire program during the official appeals.
Assessment criteria: The preparation of the students is evaluated on the basis of their ability to analytically discuss the topics developed during the lessons, taking into account in particular:
- completeness of the exposure;
- lexicon.
Course unit contents: Biomaterials: definitions and applications. Classification of biomaterials: traditional materials and biological tissues. Solid state: the chemical bond and crystalline structure. Cell components. Fundamentals of cell morphology and biology to define the structure and composition of biological materials. Polymeric biomaterials, metals, ceramics and composites. Medical applications of biomaterials and related issues: characteristics and properties of biomaterials. Biomaterials applications: vascular prostheses, prosthetic heart valves, prosthetic joints. Biocompatibility.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - The program is mainly carried out through lectures and seminars. In this way the knowledge that students must acquire is proposed.
- Learning objectives are also achieved through the common discussion of some specific topics. The presentation of several "case studies" aims to encourage the participation of students in the discussion, also through group work. In this way the acquisition of specific skills is achieved.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The following reference text is proposed to the students:
- Carlo Di Bello and Andrea Bagno, Biomaterials (second edition). Bologna: Patron Editore, 2016.
Additional materials will be provided to students through Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)