|Name||Functional Medical Implants|
|Status||Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice|
|Level and type||Post-graduate Studies, Academic|
|Field of study||Materials Science|
|Faculty||Department of General Chemical Engineering|
|Academic staff||Zilgma Irbe|
|Credit points||3.0 (4.5 ECTS)|
Within this subject medical, biological, surgical, functional and esthetical properties/requirements of implants and biomaterials used in clinical practice are examined. Information about the following implant groups is reviewed: joint endoprostheses, dental implants, implants for maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology, implants for plastic surgery. For each implant group the possible constructions of the implants, used biomaterials and their properties as well as the choice of implant construction, size and materials for each patient are examined. The participants are familiarized with principles of clinical trials for implants – the choice of patients, evaluation of trail procedure and results, and risk factors..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
|The specialist has knowledge about biomaterials and is able to assess the choice of implant for particular medical applications. He is also able to predict the suitability of implant for functional (clinical) use and to evaluate longevity on implants.|
Comprehends implant design, characteristics of constructions and their use in various medical fields. - Test, report, exam.
Is familiar with implant test methods. - Test, exam.
Comprehends the use of biomaterials in implant design and medical applications. - Test, report, exam.
|Course prerequisites||Bachelor level basic knowledge in physics, chemistry, materials processing as well as basic knowledge of biomaterials.|