Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101036172003Biopolymers and BiomaterialsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
Biopolymers and Biomaterials are modern materials and they have transformed the world in which we live. This course explains in simple terms the basic ideas of the biomaterials and outlines the importance of biopolymers essential knowledge for all biochemists. The applications, improving the range and safety of materials available for several purposes, their specific targets will be also discussed during the course.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cenk Selçuki
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to work effectively both as a team worker and as an individual
2To understand the natural and synthetic production and synthesis mechanisms of polymers and biopolymers
3To be able to follow up recent data.
4To learn how polymers and biopolymers are used in biomaterial production
5To be able to understand the relationship between structures of various biomaterials (implants, prosthetics etc.) and their applications
6To understand the physical, chemical and biological properties of polymers and biopolymers
7To learn the main concepts of polymer, biopolymer, biomaterial and related concepts
8To be able to understand the relationship between immunity and the properties of the biomaterials
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Description of Biopolymers, polymer structure and properties, polimerization mechanisms, biological and industrial production and synthesis of biopolymers, definition and classification of biomaterials, biocompatibility,polymeric biomaterials, biodegradable polymers, implants, immunity and application of Biopolymers and biomaterials.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition and Classification of Polymers and Biopolymers
2Structures, Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Polymers and Biopolymers
3Polymerization Mechanisms (Ionic Polymerization)
4Polymerization Mechanisms (Radical Polymerization)
5Biological and Industrial Production and Synthesis of Biopolymers
6Definition and Classification of Bio and Biocompatible Materials
7Biocompatibility, bioactivity, bioinertness, polymeric biomaterials
8Mid-term Exam
9Biodegradable Polymers
10Immunity
11Applications of Biopolymers and Biomaterials (Hydrogels)
12Applications of Biopolymers and Biomaterials (Dental Applications)
13Applications of Biopolymers and Biomaterials (Applications in Cardiovascular Systems)
14Applications of Biopolymers and Biomaterials (Knee, Hip prosthetics, implants etc.)
15Project presentation
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
D. Walton, P. Lorimer, Polymers, Oxford University Press, (2000) http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/ahp Sujata V. Bhat, Biomaterials, Springer, (2002) E. Chiellini, J. Sunomoto, C. Migliaresi, R. M. Ottenbrite, D. Cohn, Eds., Biomedical Polymers and Polymer Therapeutics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, (2002) B. D. Ratner, A. S. Hoffman, F. J. Schoen, J. E. Lemons, Eds. Biomaterials Science 2.Ed, Elsevier Academic Press, (2004) R. Narayan, Ed., Biomedical Materials, Springer, (2009)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the sections of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation".
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Project Preparation12525
Project Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination14545
Reading14684
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)232
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO65 5445 45 45
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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