Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Biological Materials MTM 602 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. SAKİN ZEYTİN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective
Course Content
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Comprehend the materials behavior under stress and analysis the materials mechanical behavior Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 Apply to the living tissues the principles of materials science Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
3 Corelate between the behavior of living tissues and viscoelastic models Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
4 Understand the structure and properties of hard tissues (e. g. bone) and analysis on biomechanical properties of structural organization Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
5 Analysis the structure and properties of soft tissues eg. cartilage Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
6 Describe the structural organization of living tissues and synthesis the new biomaterials Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
7 Desing the engineering materilas for biological sysytems Self Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Behavior of materials under stress: Elastic behavior and plastic behavior
2 Time dependent behavior of materials; polymer elasticity; creep and stress relaxation
3 Viscoelasticity and viscoelastic models; Maxwell model, Kelvin Model, 3-elements model, 4 elements model
4 Skeletal sysytem; Structural organization
5 Hard tissues: Bone and its structure
6 Bone: Biomechanical properties
7 Soft tissues: Cartilage and its structure
8 Cartilage: Biomechanical properties
9 Biomimetics
10 Tooth: Structure and properties
11 Biomaterials
12 Term paper presentations-1
13 Term paper presentations-2
14 Term paper presentations-3
Course Notes
Course Resources 1. CADDELL, R. M., Deformation and Fracture of Solids, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New Jersey, 1980.
2. KENEDI, R. M., Biomedical Engineering, Blackie, Glasgow, 1980.
3. FUNG, Y. C., Biomechanics, Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1981.
4. PARK, J. B. and LAKES, R. S., Biomaterials, An Introduction, Plenum Press, New York, 1992.
5. TUREK, S. L., Ortopedi, İlkeleri ve Uygulamaları, Yargıçoğlu Matbaası, Ankara, 1980 (Çeviri Editörü R. EGE).
6. ZEYTİN, S., Eklem Kıkırdağının Bazı Mekanik Özelliklerinin İndentasyon Metodu İle Tespiti, Doktora Tezi, İTÜ Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, 1990. (in Turkish)
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods.
3 ability to consolidate engineering problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them X
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to engineering
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process X
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data X
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement X
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications
12 ability to interpret engineering application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Final examination 1 16 16
Total Workload 148
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.92
dersAKTSKredisi 6