In this course, students learn the basics for various biomaterials, such as chemical structures and their properties, synthesis methods, analysis techniques, and biological reactions, as well as acquire knowledge related to cutting-edge medical technologies.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the chemical structures and properties of biomaterials as well as their synthesis methods and analysis techniques.
2) Explain biological response to biomaterials.
3) Explain medical applications of biomaterials, such as artificial organs, regenerative medicine, diagnosis and drug delivery system.
biomaterial, polymer, biological response, medical application, artificial organ, regenerative medicine, diagnosis, drug delivery system
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Classes are principally composed of lectures and exercises.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction of Biomaterials Science/Structure of Human Body||Explain biomaterials and structure of human body|
|Class 2||Classifications and Characterizations of Biomaterials||Explain classifications and characterizations of biomaterials|
|Class 3||Syntheses of Biomolecules and Biomaterials||Explain syntheses of biomolecules and biomaterials|
|Class 4||Biomaterials Derived from Living Organisms||Explain biomaterials derived from living organisms|
|Class 5||Evaluation of Properties of Biomaterials||Explain evaluation methods of biomaterials|
|Class 6||Processing and Applications of Biomaterials||Explain processing and applications of biomaterials|
|Class 7||Summary and midterm exam of class #1-#6||Test level of understanding of the first part of the course|
|Class 8||Biological Response to Biomaterials||Explain biological response to biomaterials|
|Class 9||Biomaterials Based on Polymers||Explain biomaterials based on polymers|
|Class 10||Artificial Organs and Biomedical Devices||Explain artificial organs and biomedical devices|
|Class 11||Drug Delivery System and Regenerative Medicine Based on Biomaterials||Explain medical applications of biomaterials such as drug delivery system and regenerative medicine|
|Class 12||Instrument Analysis of Biomaterials||Explain instrument analysis of biomaterials|
|Class 13||Diagnostic Technology Based on Biomaterials/ Basic Knowledge for Practical Use||Explain diagnostic technology based on biomaterials and basic knowledge for practical use|
|Class 14||Summary and final exam of class #8-#13||Test level of understanding of the second part of the course|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Tokyo Kagaku Dojin, ISBN978-4-8079-0906-3
A handout summarizing the learning content will be provided by OCW before the class.
Exercises 20%, Midterm exam 40%, Final exam 40%
Basic knowledge of polymer science
Nobuhiro Nishiyama (nishiyama.n.ad[at]m.titech.ac.jp)
Atsushi Maruyama (amaruyama[at]bio.titech.ac.jp)
Toshiaki Mori (tmori[at]bio.titech.ac.jp)
Toshinori Fujie (t_fujie[at]bio.titech.ac.jp)
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment