Short Title:BioMaterials 2
Full Title:BioMaterials 2
Module Code:BIMA H4000
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:Colin Bright
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of engineering materials as it applies to medical devices. This module aims to familiarise the student with the fundamentals of corrosion, wear and fatigue as applied to the design and evaluation of medical devices. Further, the student will be familiarised with the process of critical evaluation of published bio-materials literature, failure prediction and selection of materials for design.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the operating principles behind surface treatment, wear, corrosion, biocompatability and the relationship between them
LO2 Describe the various common causes of failure in biomaterial components and explain how components are designed/modified so as to prevent failure.
LO3 Describe the effects, uses & applications of different heat treatments. Hardenability & ITT & CCT Diagrams.Solve precipitation hardening of non-ferrous alloys. Use hardenability to design & select alloys for industrial applications
LO4 Calculate the likelihood of failure for common biomaterials and describe advanced fabrication techniques as applied to biomaterials
LO5 Write technical reports, describe experiments and present and analyse experimental data.
LO6 Research, critically evaluate and present information from a variety of biomaterials literature sources and select an appropriate bio-material for a specific bio-materials problem and produce a technical report.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Materials Selection
Selection of materials for applications areas including: cardiovascular, dental, orthopaedic, drug delivery, sutures, dressings, artifical organs and maxillofacial.
15.00%
Corrosion of Materials
Common types of corrosion and their mechanisms, wet & dry corrosion, electrochemical corrosion, stress corrosion and corrosion fatigue
15.00%
Failure Mechanisms - Creep, Fatigue & Basic Fracture Mechanics:
Solve basic Creep, Fatigue & Catastrophic Failure design problems, using creep curves, Larson-Miller parameter, power law, Miner's Rule, Goodman, Soderburg, & Gerber Methods.
15.00%
Equilibrium & Non-Equilibrium Phase Diagrams:
Lever rule. Eutectic & eutectoid systems. Solid solution strengthening: relationship between strength & phase diagram, non-equilibrium solidification, segregation.
15.00%
Heat Treatment
Describe the effects, uses & applications of different heat treatments. Hardenability & ITT & CCT Diagrams.Solve precipitation hardening of non-ferrous alloys. Use hardenability to design & select alloys for industrial applications
25.00%
Advanced Fabrication Techniques
Describe the operation and applications of advanced manufacturing techniques such as additive manufacturing (3D print & SLA). Also, Bioprinting & Electrospinning
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Corrosion of BioMaterials (assessed by individual report) 1,5,6 10.00 Week 4
Written Report Bio-materials project (Group or Individual Report) 1,2,4,6 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 5 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Materials 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lab Materials Labs 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Materials 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lab Materials Labs 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • C. Mauli Agrawal ... [et al.]., Introduction to biomaterials, Cambridge, UK; Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 9780521116909]
  • Michael Ashby, Hugh Shercliff, Materials, Engineering, Science, Processing & Design, Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Lisa A. Pruitt, Ayyana M. Chakravartula, Mechanics of Biomaterials: Fundamental Principles for Implant Design, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521762219]
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