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This course presents the following topics: elementary solid mechanics; aspects of material science applied to metals, polymers, ceramics, and biological tissues; tissue reactions to artificial materials; pathohistology; and inflammatory and immune responses. The course is completed by a survey of artificial materials and devices in clinical use, emphasizing vascular and orthopedic prostheses. A literature review and oral presentation covering a current device is assigned.Recommendations: ME 25 or permission of instructor.

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  • School of Engineering