BMT-73206 Biodegradable Polymers, 5 cr
Suitable for postgraduate studies.
Timo Allinniemi, Teresa Rebelo Calejo
|BMT-73206 2019-01||3 - 4||
||Accepted assignments and final exam.|
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||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|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.
Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)
|BMT-61227 Medical Biomaterials||Mandatory|
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
|BMT-73206 Biodegradable Polymers, 5 cr||ELT-73206 Biodegradable Polymers, 5 cr|