Ph.D. Dental Biomaterials Track


Dental Biomaterials Track Core Curriculum:

Course Credits: (variable required and 12 minor credits, total of  90 hours)

Required Courses: variable - all required courses located on the IUPUI campus

Biochemistry - Microbiology (3 credits):

BIOC-B  500 Introduction to Biochemistry (3 cr.) or
DENT-G 959 Graduate Oral Microbiology (3 cr.)

General Graduate (10 or 11 credits):

GRAD-G 651 Introduction to Biostatistics I (3 cr.)
GRAD-G 652 Introduction to Biostatistics II (3 cr.)
GRAD-G 504 Introduction to Research Ethics (2 cr.) or
GRAD-G 505 Responsible Conduct of Research (1 Cr)
GRAD-G 655 Research Communications Seminar (2 cr.; take in spring of second year)
EDUC-J  500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3cr.; take in first year) or
PSY 608 Measurement Theory & Data Interpretation (3 cr) or
EDUC-R 503 Instructional Media Applications (3 cr)

Dental/Oral Biology (12-14 credits)

DENT-G 910 Seminar:  Dental Materials or
DENT-G 910 Seminar:  Preventive Dentistry
DENT-R 956 Current Topics in Oral Biology (one semester each year, 1 cr each)
DENT-R 959 Seminar:  Oral Biology (one semester each year, 1 cr each)

Elective Courses:
Offered by the Purdue University School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) or Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD)

MSE 53000 Materials Processing in Manufacturing or MSE 23000 Structure and Properties of Materials Engineering (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 24000 Processing and Properties of Materials (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 33500 Materials Characterization Laboratory (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 35000 Thermodynamics of Materials (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 38200 Mechanical Response of Materials (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
The MSE Graduate Seminar (1 cr) (West Lafayette Campus)
DENT-G 911 Dental Materials Science and Engineering (3 cr) (IUSD)
DENT-G 912 Properties and Test Methods:  Dental Materials (3 cr) (IUSD)
DENT-G 913 Clinical Applications of Dental Materials (3 cr) (IUSD)
GRAD-G 865 Fundamental Molecular Biology (3 cr) (IUPUI Campus)
MATH-M 527 Advanced Mathematics for Engineering and Physics I (3 cr) IUPUI Campus)

Specialty Courses in Addition to the Core Courses:

These courses are offered by the Purdue University School of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) on the West Lafayette Campus; Indiana University School of Dentistry on the Indianapolis Campus; and the Indiana University Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) on the Indianapolis Campus.

Polymers:

MSE 59700Y Polymer Synthesis (3 credits) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 52500 Structure-Property Relationships of Engineering Polymers (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 59700B Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus
Six credit graduate level coursework chosen by the student's advisory committee

Ceramics:

MSE 51000 Microstructural Characterization Techniques (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 51200 Powder Processing (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 52300 Physical Ceramics (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 55600 Fracture of Materials (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
Three credits graduate level coursework chosen by student's advisory committee

Metals:

MSE 50800 Phase Transformation of Solids (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 52200 Rate Phenomena in Processing Metallurgy (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
MSE 51000 Microstructural Characterization Techniques (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
Six credit graduate level coursework chosen by student's advisory committee

Biomechanics:
BME 595C Skeletal Biomechanics (3 cr) (Indianapolis Campus)
BME 595J Molecular, Cellular Biomechanics (3 cr) (Indianapolis Campus)
MSE 55600 Fracture of Materials (3 cr) (W Lafayette Campus)
Six credits graduate level coursework chosen by student's advisory committee

Tissue Engineering:
BME 595E Tissue Engineering (3 cr) (Indianapolis Campus)
BMS 523 Tissue Engineering (3 cr) (Indianapolis Campus)
BME 601 Principles of Biomedical Engineering I (3 cr) (Indianapolis Campus)
BME 602 Principles of Biomedical Engineering II (3 cr) (Indianapolis Campus)
BME 595B Biomolecular Engineering (3 cr) (Indianapolis Campus)

Internet Links to course's listed above are:

MSE Courses at West Lafayette Campus
BME Courses at Indianapolis Campus 
IUSD Course Listings