|Name||Basics of Biomaterials and Biomechanics|
|Status||Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice|
|Level and type||Undergraduate Studies, Professional|
|Field of study||Medical Engineering|
|Academic staff||Jurijs Dehtjars|
|Credit points||3.0 (4.5 ECTS)|
Biomechanics science and its main branches. Structure, biochemical composition and mechanical properties of the hard and soft biological tissue. Mechanical and biological factors affecting the mechanical behavior of tissue. Changes in the mechanical properties of biological tissue during regeneration and ageing processes. Main branches of biomaterials science. Mechanical properties of biomaterials and its compatibility with its biological prototype. Mechanical behavior of prosthetic elements made from biomaterials. Factors determining the longevity of biomaterials. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
|To be acquinted with the peculiarities of the mechanical behaviour of hard and soft biological tissue and biometerials at different laoding conditions. To be able to determine biomehanical complatibility of implant biomaterials with biological tissue, to evaluate the degree of ageing of biological tissue in the body..|
Ability to determine the mechanical properties of the soft and hard biological tissue. - Control works and the presentation of results in the auditorium
Ability to evaluate the biomechanical behaviour of biological tissue at different loading conditions - Control works and the presentation of results in the auditorium
Ability to evaluate the degree of changes of the biological tissue with age. - Control works and the presentation of results in the auditorium
Application of modern biomaterials for replacement of damaged biological tissue. - Control works and the presentation of results in the auditorium. Final examination.
|Course prerequisites||Mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology in frame of secondry school|