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					                     BIOM 695W - Biomedical Nanotechnology
            Notes for students wishing to register for this on-line course

Students taking this course will need to register prior to the beginning of class (in early
August); set up a UVA email account; and get access to Blackboard.

Registration

Students who have not yet submitted application should do so prior to registering:
http://cgep.virginia.edu/application.html

For this class, there are two ways to register. You can send a registration form
http://cgep.virginia.edu/forms1.html and payment http://cgep.virginia.edu/tuition07-
08.html to:

       Rita F. Kostoff
       University of Virginia
       Engineering Distance Learning Program
       (US Mail):
       P. O. Box 400235
       Charlottesville, VA 22904-4235
       (UPS or Fedex)
       351 McCormick Road; Thornton Hall A232
       Charlottesville, VA 22903

       Phone: 434-924-4051; Fax: 434-924-4086; Email: ritak@virginia.edu

Or you can register on-line through any of the SCPS centers:
https://www.scps.virginia.edu:8080/registration/itc/user/

Email Accounts

Setting up email accounts: http://www.scps.virginia.edu/email_form_instructions.htm
Be sure to turn on email forwarding if you do not use the UVA account so that you will
get your messages.

Blackboard

See the URL: http://uvaonline.org. This is where you will login this fall and is also the
Blackboard support site. You can take a virtual tour of Blackboard and an online
course, and also look at some other resources--without needing to log in. The
Blackboard Student Start Up Guide which provides students with Log in information and
"how to get started" is also available on the website.

You should hear from the instructor by email welcoming you to the class and reminding
you how to login, etc. Be sure you’ve handled your registration and set up your email
account prior to the first day of class (August 28).
                              Biomedical Nanotechnology
                        Prof. Lakshmi Nair, Orthopaedic Surgery
                         PO Box 800374, UVA Health System
                                  University of Virginia
                                   Ph : 434-924-1926
                                Em: ls7nn@Virginia.EDU

PART I.

    Catalog Description:

This course has been designed to meet the needs of engineering or science graduate
level students who are currently working or want to work in the area of applications of
nanostructures for Medicine.

This course will provide the students with an introduction to the major areas in the bio-
medical sectors significantly influenced by the developments in nanotechnology giving
emphasis to drug delivery and prosthesis & implant areas. This online course will
engage the students in a collaborative process to explore and understand latest
avenues in biomedical nanotechnology. The knowledge will facilitate their ability to
engage in research and study the technical literature in those fields

Pre: The proposed advanced multidisciplinary graduate level course is designed for
graduate standing students in the school of engineering or school of sciences with
advanced materials, engineering and biology knowledge. Students who do not satisfy
the above requirements need to consult the instructor directly.

    Course Number:

    Transcript Title: Biomedical Nanotechnology

PART II.

       Major, Measurable Learning Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide learners with a sufficient understanding of
and technical details pertaining to biomedical nanostructures so that learners can
recognize, analyze and appreciate their uniqueness and apply the knowledge in their
research.

Having successfully completed this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Appraise the unique elements of nano-structured materials for biomedical
       applications.
    2. Identify and categorize nanostructures relevant to biomedical applications.
    3. Recognize and evaluate the efficacies of various nanofabrication techniques for
       specific types of applications.
    4. Identify and apply appropriate nano-characterization techniques and infer the
       results.
    5. Analyze cell behavior towards nano-materials.
    6. Assess the present and ever-developing state of art biomedical nanotechnology in
       the areas of drug delivery, and tissue engineering by considering the elements
       unique to nano-structured materials, nanostructures, nanofabrication techniques,
       and cell behavior.

PART III. Justification

 Reason for Teaching the Course
Nanoscale structures and devices offer much promise for advances in medicine and
biology. Recent years have seen significant advances in this area with more and more
faculties and students involved in biomedical nanotechnology and related research in
collages, universities and federal laboratories across the common-wealth. This course
is intended to provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary to
understand the opportunities for research and study in biomedical nanotechnology.

    Level Justification

This is an advanced multidisciplinary course that builds upon undergraduate and/or
graduate level courses in advanced materials, engineering and biology.

    Modification:

    Graduate Credit: 3 hours

PART IV. Prerequisites and Co-requisites

The proposed advanced multidisciplinary graduate level course is designed for graduate
standing students in the school of engineering or school of sciences with advanced
materials, engineering and biology knowledge. Students who do not satisfy the above
requirements need to consult the instructor directly.

PART V. Texts and Special Teaching Aids

    Required Texts:

None

    Required Course Materials:

Will be provided under each module of this fully asynchronous course offering
PART VI. Syllabus

                                 Class Activities
Week Date           Lesson Focus
Week 1                Orientation                              Estimated time
                                                                per activity
                                                                3h



                                                                 2% of course
Week 2              Introduction to Nanomaterials : Biomaterials Estimated time
                    Perspectives                                 per activity
                       Lecture Notes                                – 3h online
                       Threaded discussion                          – -3 h
                       Reading                                          outside
                       Live class room                                  work
                                                                 5% of course
Week 3              Nanostructures in Medicine and Biology –     Estimated time
                    Part I                                       per activity
                       Lecture Notes, power point                   – 3h online
                           presentation, video clips                 – 5h
                       Reading                                          outside
                       Threaded Discussion                              work
                       Live class room

                                                                7% of course
Week 4              Nanostructures in Medicine and Biology –    Estimated time
                    Part II                                     per activity
                       Out comes from previous session             – 3h online
                       Lecture Notes, power point                  – -5 h
                          presentation, video clips                     outside
                       Reading                                         work
                       Threaded Discussion
                       Reflection assignment (2 week)
                       Live class room
                       Study group assignment
                       Selection of Final projects by the
                          study groups
                                                                7% of course
Week 5              Nanostructure Fabrication –Top Down         Estimated time
                    Approaches                                  per activity
                       Lecture Notes, power point                  – 3h online
                         presentation, video clips                  – -7 h
              Reading                                         outside
              Group Discussion                                work
              Live class room
                                                        8.5% of course
Week 6   Nanostructure Fabrication –Bottom up           Estimated time
         Approaches                                     per activity
            Out comes from previous session                – 3h online
            Lecture Notes, power point                     – -7 h
              presentation, video clips                         outside
            Reading                                            work
            Group Discussion
            Live class room
                                                        8.5% of course
Week 7   Nanostructure Fabrication – Surface            Estimated time
         Modification                                   per activity
            Out comes from previous session                – 3h online
            Lecture Notes, power point                     – 7h
              presentation, video clips                         outside
            Reading                                            work
            Group Discussion
            Reflection assignment (3 week)
            Live class room
            Final Project proposal outline
              submission
                                                        8.5% of course
Week 8   Characterization of Nanostructures – Part I    Estimated time
            Lecture Notes, power point                 per activity
              presentation, video clips                     – 3h online
            Reading                                        – 7h
            Group Discussion                                   outside
            Live class room                                    work
                                                        8.5% of course
Week 9   Characterization of Nanostructures – Part II   Estimated time
            Out comes from previous session            per activity
            Lecture Notes, power point                     – 3h online
              presentation, video clips                     – -7 h
            Reading                                            outside
            Group Discussion                                   work
            Writing assignment (2 week)
            Live class room
                                                        8.5% of course
         Term Examination                                  –
         Clarity– 25%
         Addressing and applying specific concenpts-
          70%
          Grammar – 5%


          and


          Mid Term Status Report on The Final
          Project

Week 10   Cellular Interactions with Nanostructured     Estimated time
          Materials – Part I                            per activity
             Lecture Notes, power point                    – 3h online
                presentation, video clips                   – -7 h
             Reading                                           outside
             Group Discussion                                  work
             Live class room
                                                        8.5% of course
Week 11   Cellular Interactions with Nanostructured     Estimated time
          Materials – Part II                           per activity
             Out comes from previous session               – 3h online
             Lecture Notes, power point                    – -7 h
                presentation, video clips                       outside
             Reading                                           work
             Group Discussion
             Short power point presentations by each
                groups (2 week)
             Live class room
                                                        8.5% of course
Week 12   Nanotechnology for Cancer Diagnostics and Estimated time
          treatment                                 per activity
              Power point presentation                 – 3h online
              Article Reviews                          – -7 h
              Group Discussion                             outside
              Live class room                              work

                                                        8.5% of course
Week 13   Nanotechnology for Tissue Engineering and     Estimated time
          Organ Transplantation                         per activity
                                                            – 3h online
               Power point presentation                    – -7 h
               Article Reviews                                 outside
               Group Discussion                                work
               Live class room
                                                                 8.5% of course
Week 14             Biomedical Nanotechnology: Global            Estimated time
                    Strategies, Industrial trends and            per activity
                    Applications                                     – 3h online
                        Power point presentation
                                                                 2.5% of course
Final               Final Group Project
                    Design a nano- inspired treatment strategy
                    for the assigned situation.
                    Innovation – 20%
                    Threaded discussions -50%
                    Project Report posted online and
                    Presentation live class room– 30%


The course grade breakdown is based on the following:
• Home work/article reviews 35%
• Term Exam 20%
• Final project 20%
• Threaded Discussions 25%


PART VII. Old (Current) Syllabus

PART VIII. Core Curriculum

PART IX. Design Justification

				
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