Biomaterials and their physiological interactions.
Materials used in medicine/dentistry: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, resorbable, smart natural materials.
Material response/degradation: mechanical breakdown, corrosion, dissolution, leaching, chemical degradation, wear.
Host responses: foreign body reactions, inflammation, wound healing, carcinogenicity, immunogenicity, cytoxicity, infection, local/systematic effects.
Advisory Prerequisite: MATSCIE 220 or 250 or permission of instructor