308.106 Biocompatible Materials
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2017W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Creating a knowledge base about medical applications of materials.

Subject of course

Biocompatible materials (metals, ceramics and polymers) and design; Methods for the determination of biocompatibility; Knee resp. hip joint implants and their testing; Degradable implants; Controlled drug release and drug delivery systems; Wound care und suture materials; Implants for the blood circulatory system; Dental and ophthalmological applications

Additional information

Please register for both the course AND the group, otherwise you will not have access to the presentation slides in TUWEL.


  • Duscher, Bernadette


Course dates

Mon09:30 - 11:0002.10.2017 - 22.01.2018EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Biocompatible Materials - Single appointments
Mon02.10.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon09.10.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon16.10.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon23.10.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon30.10.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon06.11.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon13.11.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon20.11.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon27.11.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon04.12.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon11.12.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon18.12.201709:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon08.01.201809:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon15.01.201809:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO
Mon22.01.201809:30 - 11:00EI 1 Petritsch HS VO

Examination modalities

written exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon09:00 - 17:0003.07.2023 ZOOMoral12.06.2023 09:00 - 23.06.2023 12:00TISSExam 3.7.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2017 00:00 01.03.2018 23:59 01.02.2018 23:59

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
BCM31.08.2017 00:0019.08.2018 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 533 Medical Informatics Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 434 Materials Sciences Mandatory
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Mandatory
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Not specified
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
700 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory elective


There are no lecture notes available.The slides will be mostly accessible in TUWEL every sunday afternoon preceeding the corresponding lecture.

Recommended literature (not exhaustive):
in German:
-E. Wintermantel, S.-W. Ha: Biokompatible Werkstoffe und Bauweisen. Springer Verlag
-R. Schmidt: Werkstoffverhalten in biologischen Systemen. Springer Verlag
in English:
-J. Black, J. Hastings: Handbook of Biomaterial Properties. Chapman & Hall, London, Weinheim
-R. Narayan: Biomedical Materials. Springer, New York.
-B. D. Ratner, A.S. Hoffman, F. J. Schoen and J.E. Lemons: Biomaterials Science - An Introduction to Materials in Medicine. Academic Press, San Diego
-R. Schmidt: Comportement des matériaux dans les milieux biologiques. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in Materials Science, Chemistry, and Physics