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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 34 hours of lectures; 6 hours of tutorials and 8 hours of practical demonstrations |
Total Time Commitment: 120 Hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf David E Dunstan
Nanotechnology and bionanotechnology, history and definition, fine particle fluids, coloidal dispersions and emulsions. The role of surfaces in processing and materials manufacture. Coagulation, electrokinetics, nano-particle dispersion and stability criterion. Inter-particle forces and parameters that influence flow and gelation properties. The role of molecular additives in controlling inter-particle forces and stability. Nano-particle characterisation using light scattering. Solution properties of polymers, macromolecules, self assembly surfactants, lipids, proteins and polysaccharides. The role of self assembly in the formation of structured nano and biomaterials. Cell assembly and molecular components. Nano-particle formation through precipitation. Surface layer structure, functionionalisation and biocompatibility of nano-particles for pharmaceutical, drug delivery biossay, biosensor and immunology applications. Safety and ethical issues in bionanotechnology.
On completion of this course students will be able to describe the role of surfaces, polymers and surfactants in rheology and be able to apply this knowledge to describe the forces which influence bio-nano interactions.
|Assessment:||One 3-hour examination contributing 60% of the final assessment and two assignments each of up to the equivalent of 4000 words contributing 40% of the assessment.|
|Recommended Texts:||Larson R.G. The Structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||The subject will enhance the following generic skills: |
Master of Biomedical Engineering |
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