Biomaterials, 25 cr

Type of the study module

Intermediate Studies


Jonathan Massera, Minna Kellomäki

Learning Outcomes

- Students can recognize the application areas and possibilities of biomaterials.
- Students know the basic methodology used in biomaterials.
- Students know the properties and use of essential biomaterials.
- Students possess the key concepts and definitions of biomaterials.

Further Opportunities

Study block Credit points
Biomaterials 30 cr


Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Class
BMT-61217 Biomedical Engineering Principles 5 cr IV  
BMT-61227 Medical Biomaterials 5 cr IV  
BMT-62236 Medical Device Research and Productization 5 cr IV  
BMT-74106 Tissue Engineering 3 cr IV  
Total 18 cr  

Complementary Courses

Should be completed to the minimum study module extent of 25 ETCS

Course Credit points Class
BMT-61116 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5 cr  
BMT-73107 Bioceramics and their Clinical Applications 5 cr IV  
BMT-73206 Biodegradable Polymers 5 cr IV  
BMT-73316 Nanomedicine and Advanced Drug Delivery Technologies 5 cr IV  

Additional information

Biomaterials are a special group of materials, either natural or synthetic in origin, which are designed to positively interact with living systems. The biomaterials minor introduces different classes of biomaterials and several application areas together with the basics of tissue engineering, where biomaterials and cellular regeneration techniques are combined to create advance therapies. The standards and regulations of the R&D of biomaterials is also emphasized. The minor also gives a theoretical introduction to and practicing with medical instrumentation, signals and images, and modeling.

Only intended as a minor

Updated by: Väisänen Outi, 11.01.2019