course: Biomedical Applications of Plasma Technology

number:
141280
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
Moodle
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Awakowicz
lecturer:
Jun. Prof. Dr. Andrew R. Gibson (ETIT)
language:
english
HWS:
3
CP:
4
offered in:
summer term

dates in summer term

  • start: Monday the 20.04.2020
  • lecture Mondays: from 12:15 to 13.45 o'clock
  • tutorial Mondays: from 14:00 to 14.45 o'clock

Exam

All statements pertaining to examination modalities (for the summer/winter term of 2020) are given with reservations. Changes due to new requirements from the university will be announced as soon as possible.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:FlexNow
Duration:30min

goals

The students have gained an interest in plasma technology and an understanding of the technical procedures involved in investigating plasmas for biomedical applications. They have also gained an underlying understanding of the physical and biological concepts related to current and potential applications of plasma technology in biomedicine.

content

Biomedical applications of plasmas technology is a comparatively new application area for low-temperature plasmas. Applications of plasma technology in this context can range from the removal of biological contaminants from surfaces to the modification of surfaces for use in biomedicine, for example, as medical implants. This lecture gives insight into this topical research area by covering the technical basis for plasma applications in biomedicine, and important aspects related to their interactions with biological systems. The lectures are organized as follows:

  1. Plasma basics
  2. Atmospheric pressure and low-pressure plasmas
  3. Plasma components and modes of action
  4. Basics of microbiology
  5. Influence of plasmas on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  6. Influence of plasmas on cell components
  7. Basics and applications of plasmas for surface disinfection
  8. Plasma-produced coatings for biomedical purposes.

requirements

None

recommended knowledge

Content of module Plas­ma Tech­no­lo­gy 1

miscellaneous

In the Summer Semester 2020, this course will run virtually until further notice. Coordination of course activities will occur via Moodle. Students will be enrolled in the Moodle course by the lecturer. To request enrolment, interested students are required to contact Jun. Prof. Gibson (gibson(at)aept.​rub.​de) by email before the start of the classes.