15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The bulk and surface properties of materials used for regenerative medicine and dental applications directly influence and control the dynamic interactions at the interfacial level. Therefore, it is not only important to understand Structural and Physical Properties of Materials but also view it as a process between the implanted materials and the host environment. It is important to understand these specific properties of materials prior to any medical or dental applications. This module will provide students with knowledge of Structural and Physical Properties relationship with Materials enabling them to understand links between materials, engineering, dentistry and regenerative medicine. In addition, it will help them in understanding the hard and soft materials, physical properties, including surface modification and their characterisation, and mechanical properties explaining how these elements play a vital role in the success of clinical dentistry and regenerative medicine.

Staff Contact: ROY IPSITA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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