Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2019/2020

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course the student has skills on the design and test of technologies and materials applied in the biomedical sector.



No specific prior knowledge and/or understanding is required to attend with profit this course.

Fluent spoken and written English is a necessary pre-requisite: all lectures and tutorials, and all study material will be in English.


The laboratory will enrich the Student with specific information related to the biomedical field, from specific requirements in design and project development for biomedical devices and technologies, to materials selection and industrial methods of production and fabrication of biomedical objects.

In specific, the course will transfer knowledge on:

The engineering approach for biomedical design. Criteria for materials selection for biomedical applications: specific data bases and data sources. Correlation between materials properties and applications. How to select a proper fabrication process for a biomedical device. Methods and processes for the production of biomedical devices: joint prosthesis, intra ocular lenses, contact lenses, vascular stents, vascular grafts, scaffolds for tissue engineering, bone fixation systems. Specific processes for the biomedical field: aseptic production, clean processing, aseptic packaging, sterilization.


Metodi didattici

Lectures given in English language.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Achievements will be assessed by the means of a final exam consisting in an ORAL EXAM on a specific topic selected by the student, chosen in between those presented during the course. The Student's presentation will contain updated information on the topic, collected by bibliographic research, web sites, etc, beyond the contents explained during the course. To obtain a passing grade, students are required to at least demonstrate a knowledge of the key concepts of the subject, some ability for critical application, and a comprehensible use of technical language. A failing grade will be awarded if the student shows knowledge gaps in key-concepts of the subject, inappropriate use of language, and/or logic failures in the analysis of the subject.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Slides from the lectures are made available on IoL

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Paola Fabbri