BME 408 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Biomedical Polymer Technology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
BME 408
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to introduce the students with the polymers used in biomedical field. The course covers the synthesis and characterization of polymers, properties of polymers and the choice of polymers depending on particular biomedical problems. The course will also cover the types of polymers used in medical and drug delivery applications before discussing the future of biomedical polymers.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • list natural and synthetic polymers used in biomedical science
  • define explain types and properties of biopolymers
  • explain the methods used in characterization of polymers
  • explain the methods used in synthesis and modification of polymers
  • discuss about the choice of polymers used in drug delivery
  • define degeneration of polymers within the human body
  • solve problems related to development of polymers for various biomedical applications
  • discuss the innovations and trending technologies in the field of biopolymers.
Course Content Introduction to polymer science, properties of polymers, polymerisation techniques, characterisation of polymers, biomedical applications of polymers, Biopolymer processing, drug delivery systems, biodegredation and biodeterioration, chemical synthesis of biopolymers, synthesis of natural biopolymers, and future of biomedical applications of polymers.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Polymer Science Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 1
2 The Use of Polymers in Health Science Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 1
3 Characterization of Polymers Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 2.1,2
4 Characterization of Polymers Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 2.1,2
5 Structures and Features of Polymers Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 2.3,4
6 Synthesis of Polymers Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 3.1-2
7 Polymerization Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 3.2-6
8 Midterm
9 Polymer Modifications Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 3.9
10 Biodegradable and Bioerodible Polymers Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 4.3
11 Biomedical Use of Polymers Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 4.3
12 Pharmaceutical Use of Polymers Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5, Chapter 4.4
13 DNA Matrixes Dan Luo, W. Mark Saltzman, Synthetic DNA delivery systems, Nature Biotechnology 18, 33 - 37 (2000) doi:10.1038/71889
14 Future directions Dan Luo, W. Mark Saltzman, Synthetic DNA delivery systems, Nature Biotechnology 18, 33 - 37 (2000) doi:10.1038/71889
15 Review
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Denis J-P Labarre, Gilles Ponchel, Christine Vauthier, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers, Pharmaceutical Press, 2011, ISBN 978 0 85369 730 5 Course slides
References Johnson, R.M., Mwaikambo, L.Y., and Tucker, N. “Biopolymers”, Vol.14, No.3, Rapra Review Reports, (2003).

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
Homework / Assignments
5
10
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
75
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
3
Homework / Assignments
5
2
Presentation / Jury
1
9
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
1
15
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have sufficient background in Mathematics, Basic sciences and Biomedical Engineering areas and the skill to use this theoretical and practical background in the problems of the Biomedical Engineering.

X
2

To identify, formulate and solve Biomedical Engineering-related problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment; to select and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

X
3

To analyze a complex system, system components or process, and to design with realistic limitations to meet the requirements using modern design techniques; to apply modern design techniques for this purpose.

X
4

To choose and use the required modern techniques and tools for analysis and solution of complex problems in Biomedical Engineering applications; to skillfully use information technologies.

5

To design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret results for studying complex engineering problems or research topics of the discipline. 

X
6

To efficiently participate in intradisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; to work independently.

X
7

To communicate both in oral and written form in Turkish; to have knowledge of at least one foreign language; to have the skill to write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, present, give and receive clear instructions.

X
8

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

X
9

To behave ethically, to be aware of professional and ethical responsibilities; to have knowledge about the standards in Biomedical Engineering applications.

10

To have information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

X
11

To have knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Biomedical Engineering solutions.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest