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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.

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.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) :  Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • 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.