NWI-MOL113
Nanomaterials in Biomedicine
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL113
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
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dr. ir. W.F. Daamen
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dr. M. Diba
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M. Gansevoort
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R.T.C. Meuwese
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dr. W.L.L.P. Pluk
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Academic year2022
Period
KW3  (30/01/2023 to 09/04/2023)
Starting block
KW3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After following the course, students should have acquired the following knowledge and competencies
- The students will be able to classify fundamental natural building blocks discussed in class and understand their function. 
- The students will be able to explain the structural buildup of the natural materials discussed in class and to predict their properties.
- The students will be able to evaluate the mechanical performance of these natural and biomimetic as well as bioinspired materials discussed in class. 
- The students will be able to analyze the structural and mechanical characterization data of biological and biomimetic materials using methods such as scattering techniques, electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, rheometry, biochemical analyses
- The students will be able to explain the process of collagen formation to form soft tissues (e.g., skin) in nature
- The students will be able to explain the process of biomineralization to form hierarchical, hybrid materials (e.g., bone) in nature
- The students will be able to design (routes to) biomimetic and bioinspired synthetic biomaterials (e.g. implants, delivery agents) with specific properties
Content
Instructional Modes
Nanomaterials in Biomedicine will focus on a number of essential structural of elements in our body (lipid membranes, collagen matrices and mineral deposits) and discuss how their structure determines their properties and function. The course subsequently addresses how understanding the (molecular) principles underlying these structure-function relationships can help us to design strategies in nanomedicine and tissue regeneration.      
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information
Digital Exam 
Specifics

Instructional modes
Course
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Digital Exam
Test weight4
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock KW3, Block KW4