Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101036382010Usage of the Polymers in MedicineElective128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
, this lesson aims to teach polymer technology, medical uses of polymers and specific applications from literature.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sinan AKGÖL
Learning Outcomes
1Catching up with latest advances in synthetic biomaterials and evaulating them.
2Learning about essential characteristics of polymeric biomaterials that are synthesized for medical uses.
3Acquiring knowledge of synthetic materials used in medicine.
4Following innovations regarding medical uses of polymers.
5Learning about general characteristics of polymers and their biomaterial potential.
6Designing alternative biomaterials.
7Understanding and evaulating research findings in the concerned area.
8Following contemporary findings/results.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Polymer technology. Natural polymers. Synthetic polymers. Application areas of polymers. Health industry. Polymeric biomaterials. Applications and samples. Biocompatibility. Bioactive polymer systems. Polymers which use in bioseparation process. Haemoperfusion. Extracorporal theraphy. Tissue and blood response to foreign materials. Affinity chromatography. Convensional support systems. Polymers which use in biomedicine. Papers from literature.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction and definitions of polymers.
2Polymer technology.
3Natural polymers. Synthetic polymers.
4Application areas of polymers. Health industry.
5Polymeric biomaterials. Applications and samples.
6Biocompatibility. Bioactive polymer systems.
7Mıdterm
8Polymers which use in bioseparation process.
9Haemoperfusion.
10Extracorporal theraphy.
11Tissue and blood response to foreign materials.
12Affinity chromatography. Convensional support systems.
13Polymers which use in biomedicine. Papers from literature.
14Presentation
15Presentation
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Ruth Freitag, “Synthetic Polymers for Biotechnology and Medicine”, Eurekah.com, Texas, Austin, 2003, USA. Abe, A., Albertson A. C., Duncan R., Dusek K., De Jeu W. H., Leibler L., Lee K. S., Kobayashi S., Kausch H. H., Joanny J. F., “Advances in Polymer Science”, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2007.
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 Preparation21020
Project Presentation224
Seminar224
Self Study14684
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)203
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1  5    4 5 5
LO2    5 4 5  5
LO3    55    4 
LO44  5   4   5
LO5    5 4     
LO6 5  4      5
LO7   5    5  5
LO8  5  5   5 5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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