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Unit of study_

BMET5931: Nanomaterials in Medicine

The application of science and technology at the nanoscale for biomedical problems promises to revolutionise medicine. Recent years have witnessed unprecedented advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by applying nanotechnology to medicine. This course focuses on explaining the fundamentals of nanomedicine, and highlighting the special properties and application of nanomaterials in medicine. This course also reviews the most significant biomedical applications of nanomaterials including the recent breakthroughs in drug delivery, medical imaging, gene therapy, biosensors and cancer treatment.

Code BMET5931
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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AMME5931
Assumed knowledge:
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[[(BIOL1xxx OR MBLG1xxx) AND CHEM1xxx AND PHYS1xxx] OR [(AMME1961 OR BMET1961)] AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901)]] AND (NANO2xxx OR AMME1362)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. discuss the current state and recent developments in the field of nanomaterials in medicine
  • LO2. apply and integrate engineering principles to nanomedicine
  • LO3. evaluate and assess the current challenges in nanomedicine
  • LO4. create novel nanomaterial-based solutions to address current unmet clinical needs or to address limitations of current solutions
  • LO5. formulate new designs for nanoscale materials to address unmet needs in the biomedical sector
  • LO6. devise solutions taking financial and technical feasibility, as well as surgical considerations into account when designing solutions
  • LO7. appreciate and recognize the interdisciplinary nature of the field of nanomedicine, whereby concepts from a wide range of areas including materials science, human biology, chemistry and physics are brought together
  • LO8. employ techniques for effective oral and written communication of the concepts and knowledge underlining the background science and engineering applications of nanomaterials in medicine
  • LO9. identify, obtain, and analyse information using appropriate search strategies to gain in-depth knowledge and current advances in nanomaterials used in medicine
  • LO10. employ professional techniques and activities such as assigning tasks, managing time, meeting deadlines, and communicating with your colleagues in a professional manner.

Unit outlines

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