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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Polymer Materials in Medicine and Pharmacy - P112004
Title: Polymerní materiály v lékařství a farmacii
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: AP112004
Annotation -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (18.04.2018)
The course is focused on natural polymers, their modifications and selected synthetic polymers which are applicable in medicine and pharmacy. A special attention will be given on biocompatibility and biodegradation of polymer materials and trends in application of polymers in controlled release and transport of drugs in body.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (18.04.2018)

Students will be able to:

select polymeric materials suitable for specific applications in medicine and pharmacy,

characterize polymeric materials,

select procedures of surface modification related to target application,

explore liability of their applications.

Literature -
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (17.08.2018)

(R) Steinbüchel A., Marchessault R.H.: Biopolymers for Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 1, Wiley - VCH Verlag 2005. ISBN 978-3-527-31154-5.

(R) Labarre D., Ponchel G., Vauthier C.: Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers,Pharmaceutical Press 2010,ISBN 978-0 853-69730-5.

(A) Puoci F.: Advanced Polymers in Medicine, Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-12478-0.

(A) Bajpai A.K. et al: Smart Biomaterial Devices: Polymers in Biomedical Sciences, CRC Press 2016, ISBN 978-1-498-70698-8.

Learning resources - Czech
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (17.08.2018)

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J. Wiley @ Sons (

Syllabus -
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (17.08.2018)

Polymer materials - synthetic and natural, application possibilities, biocompatibility, biodegradation, polymer - tissue interactions.

Properties of polymers, methods of their characterizatin, structure - properties relationship.

Aplication of polymer materials in medicine.

Polymer materials in pharmacy - covers, subsidiary substances, controlled release of drugs.

Polymer materials related to students Ph.D. studies.

Trends in application of polymer materials in medicine and pharmacy.

Individual project.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (17.08.2018)

Attend seminars, defense of the project and oral examination.