Title: Biomaterials and Biofabrication: Design, Engineering and Innovation
Professor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel, Head of Department, Chair of Biomaterials, University of Bayreuth
- Description: Different materials and different processing techniques have revolutionized the medical field. From artificial hips that keep people mobile to wound dressings that can replace the need for a skin graft, the field of biomaterials and biomedical engineering has refocused the emphasis from the length of a lifetime to the quality of life. Seeking to completely heal wound and cure diseases, cutting edge research in biomedical engineering has drifted towards smart drugs, smart materials, tissue engineering and biofabrication.
Are you interested in multidisciplinary studies that combine engineering, technology, chemistry, materials science, biology, and medicine come together and form a new emerging sector? Are you curious how you can harness the power of natural resources to solve modern day problems? Biofabrication, the simultaneous processing of cells, biomaterials and other biological factors into tissue-like structures, covers all of these topics and more.
This MOOC leads you through videos that build on a storyline where you will watch the characters solve their unique medical problems. Our interactive videos enforce all theoretical concepts with an entertaining storyline, examples, and in-video quizzes. By taking this course with the University of Bayreuth, you will have the opportunity to meet international field experts who will offer you highly practice-oriented content in an interactive way that will sharpen your theoretical and practical skills. You can enroll in the course for free, or you can enroll in a paid version to receive a certificate.