Thomas A Horbett
Major, controversial issues in application of synthetic materials to medical problems. Blood compatibility, bioadhesion, intraocular lenses, contact lenses, polyurethanes, biodegradation, protein adsorption, corrosion, bone fixation, new materials, artificial heart, medical device regulation. Prerequisite: BIOEN 490 or CHEM E 490. Offered: jointly with CHEM E 590.
For draft course website see: https://faculty.washington.edu/horbett/2010%20590/2010%20590%20home%20page.html
Student learning goals
Critique journal articles
Learn how to learn what is important in science and engineering of biomaterials
Learn how to tell difference between authors conclusions and reality
Learn shortcomings of scientific review process
Become a contributor to the march of science but learning to be a peer reviewer
General method of instruction
One 80 min lecture by an expert researcher, engineer,developer, or product userr each week. Second class each week is for student presentations, typically two students each clas, on critical review of articles assigned by lecturer or lead instructor.
bioe or chem e 490
Class assignments and grading
class presentations critiquing articles from journals; reading reports when not presenting.
combo of presentations, reading reports, midterm exam and final exam.