Course Title: Engineering Biomaterials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Biomaterials

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET2460

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015

MIET2498

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Prof. Cuie Wen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7290

Course Coordinator Email: cuie.wen@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge: MIET2419 Mechanics and Materials 1, or equivalent


Course Description

This course provides you with an introduction to the materials used in biological applications in medical devices and life science applications with a particular focus on structural biomaterials. You will develop an understanding of the property requirements for biomaterials and be introduced to the main biomaterials: metals, ceramics, polymers and natural materials that are used as biomaterials, their biocompatibility performance, and their testing and evaluation.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level.
This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Select material groups for different medical devices
  2. Design a biomaterial system with the appropriate property performance
  3. Determine the required materials properties and their characterisation methods for different biomaterial applications
  4. Determine the biocompatibility of material systems in particular toxicity related phenomena
  5. Evaluate the potential risks associated with biomaterials in the human body


Overview of Learning Activities

The specific learning activities in this course may include any of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Lab tour
  • Projects
  • Seminars
  • Directed research
  • Self-directed learning


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on “myRMIT”. These will include course notes, and other learning materials generated by the course lecturer(s), references, and approved links to useful material on external web-sites.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 

Assessment Tasks

Early Assessment Task: Progress project presentation
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: Progress project report
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: Final project presentation
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment 4: Final project report
Weighting 10%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment 5: Exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5