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Courses » Medical Biomaterials

Medical Biomaterials

ABOUT THE COURSE:

Biomaterial is any natural or synthetic material used to replace or augment a part of the body so that it improves the human health by restoring the function of the natural living tissue or organ. It should be biocompatible and should not cause any adverse systemic reaction to the host. It could be a polymer,metal,ceramic or combination of these. It may have to be in contact or remain in the body for few hours or for rest of the life of the person.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
UG/PG Biotech programmes (core or elective) and research scientists in biotechnology, material science and metallurgy,surgeons,clinicians, dentists.

PRE-REQUISITES:
Basics of physics,chemistry and mathematics.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT:
Implants,devices,biomaterials industries.

ABOUT THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Mukesh Doble: Professor at the department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras.
Has previously worked in Imperial chemical Industries(ICI) and General Electric(GE) for 20 years . Areas of research are Biomaterials, Biopolymers and Drug design. Published 270 papers and 10 books and filed 10 patents (including two US). Has delivered on line video courses in Downstream processes and Biostatistics.


COURSE LAYOUT :
       

Week  1

Introduction to Biomaterials

 

Background history

 

History

 

Properties (Mechanical and Physico-chemical)

 

Properties (Mechanical and Physico-chemical)

Week  2

Mechanical properties


Mechanical properties


Resorbability, biodegradation


Resorbability, biodegradation


Biofilm

Week  3

Biofilm


Biofilm


Biofilm


Material characterization - Analytical instruments


Analytical instruments

Week  4

Analytical instruments


Analytical instruments

 

Biological responses, compatibility, cytotoxicity

 

Proteins, Tissue and blood Response

 

Cell-biomaterial interaction

Week  5

Animal trials (in vivo)


Animal trials


Metals-types, classifications, applications

 

Metals -  properties

 

Metals -  properties

Week  6

Metals -  properties

 

Metals

 

Polymers-types, classifications, applications


Polymers


Polymers

Week  7

Blends/composites


Biopolymers


Hydrogels


Preparation of different morphologies (with experiments)

 

Surface modifications (with experiments)

Week  8

Ceramics

 

Drug delivery systems/encapsulation

 

Biomaterials for cardiovascular/pulmonary/ophthalmological  applications

 

Biomaterials for urinary/dental/skin applications

 

Sterilization of implants, device failures, unique issues, conclusion


CERTIFICATION EXAM:
• The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 26 March.
• Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
• Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
• Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
• The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

CERTIFICATES:
• Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score.
• 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  best 6 out of 8 assignments.
• E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT MADRAS. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.