BMT-73206 Biodegradable Polymers, 5 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Timo Allinniemi, Teresa Rebelo Calejo

Lessons

Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
BMT-73206 2019-01 3 - 4 Timo Allinniemi
Accepted assignments and final exam.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course students can define and explain polymerization, structure and degradation mechanisms of biodegradable polymers. Students will be able to compare most common synthetic polymers with natural based biodegradable polymers and analyze their special characteristics compared to other polymers. In addition, they can describe the special requirements of processing and sterilization of biodegradable polymers. Students have learned to compile summaries based on different scientific articles and to work as a group member. Students are able to compare biodegradable polymers and analyze applications based on the material properties.

Content

Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Biodegradation mechanisms     
2. Synthetic biodegradable polymers: polymerization, structure, properties and degradation  Comparison of synthetic biodegradable polymers  Differences and similarities between synthetic and natural based biodegradable polymer groups 
3. Natural based biodegradable polymers: modification, structure, properties and degradation  Comparison of natural based biodegradable polymers  Differences and similarities between synthetic and natural based biodegradable polymer groups 
4. Processing, sterilization and storage of biodegradable polymers  Comparison of processing, sterilization and storage of sythetic biodegradable polymers and comparison of processing, sterilization and storage of natural based biodegradable polymers  Comparison of processing, sterilization and storage of synthetic and natural based biodegradable polymers 
5. Writing a summary of given articles as a teamwork  Critical comparison of articles  Gathering information from other than given references 

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

Grades 1-2: Most of the learning outcomes have been achieved. Satisfactory command in core content of the course. Grades 3-4: Learning outcomes have been achieved or even exceeded in some parts, qualitatively or quantitatively. Good command in core content and complementary knowledge of the course. Good or very good marks from all parts of the course. Grade 5: Most of the learning outcomes have been exceeded. Deep command in the whole content of the course. Almost maximum performance in all parts of the course.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Prerequisites

Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
BMT-61227 Medical Biomaterials Mandatory    
KEB-63100 Polymeerikemia Advisable    

Additional information about prerequisites
NOTE! A student has to have basic knowledge about polymer science before coming to this course. There will be a test about the prerequisites in the beginning of the course.



Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
BMT-73206 Biodegradable Polymers, 5 cr ELT-73206 Biodegradable Polymers, 5 cr  

Updated by: Väisänen Outi, 27.03.2019