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ECE5809 - Biomaterials

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): T I H Brown


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


Use of high-strength, rigid and flexible materials for implantation. Materials covered include metals and alloys, polymers, ceramics, glasses and composites. Biocompatibility, interaction between materials used and tissues/blood. Use of medical adhesives and surface modifications including structure, properties and applications within the body. Engineering design of components, including electrode materials, discussed with emphasis on problems of corrosion, poor design and wear.

Contact hours

39 hours of lectures and practical work

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