|Responsible unit:||Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering|
|Course/CS Responsible:||Master in Bioengineering|
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|José Domingos da Silva Santos|
Modeling and simulation are rapidly gaining terrain as an alternative to the established medical research methodologies of clinical investigation and animal experimentation. Similarly, simulation as a medical training modality is becoming realistic enough to represent an alternative to training on real patients and animals. Modeling is also a fundamental tool for the customization of medical implants and prostheses using rapid prototyping techniques. The main objective of this course is to introduce students to modeling and simulation concepts and applications in these two specific areas of biomedical engineering reflected in parts I and II of the program below. Students will have a chance to work individually and in group and to improve their oral and written communication skills, as well as to critically analyze the subjects presented during the classes.
In the first part of this subject, students obtain competences on all steps of 3D modeling and on the rapid prototyping technologies that are mostly used in the medical area, for the fabrication of 3D models and of customized metallic, ceramics and polymeric biomaterials. In the second part of the subject, students develop the capacity of building models of human physiology, with special attention to the education and training of health professionals. The learning process includes the competences acquisition in the whole process to develop a model: critical analysis of the needs of modeling, definition of the requirements, conceptualization, mathematical description, programming and verification of the model and validation of the simulation results.
Part I: 3-D Biomodelling and rapid prototyping. Introduction and basic concepts. 3D Medical models & Prototypes. Rapid prototyping technologies. Reverse Engineering. Guided implantology. Fabrication of customized biomaterials. Customized bioceramics, biopolymers and biometals. Clinical applications. Part II - Modeling and simulation of human physiology: Interface and model requirements; Conceptual models; Mathematical models; Discretization and software implementation; Interpretation of simulation results; Applications.
To stimulate active engagement with the subject matter, the students are very often asked to prepare the class by reading selected chapters. During class, the teacher provides clarifications of this content and highlights the more important aspects of it. Additional examples are worked out by the students, and discussed collectively. It is normal that students are questioned during the class.
|Trabalho prático ou de projeto||25,00|
|Frequência das aulas||42,00|
A minimum of 10 (ten) in the final grade.
G: Final grade
G = 0.75*E + 0.25*P
Through a final examination.
One final exam will take place for classification improvement.