This course will provide students with a background in bioanalytical chemistry that is sufficient to understand the major types of measurement methods that are used and the most significant problems associated with the field. The course will combine fundamental principles of sensing with practical aspects of making biological measurements. An additional goal is provide an introduction to some of the current research areas in bioanalytical chemistry from both a fundamental and applied research perspective. As such, the course will have multiple components including discussion, lectures, activities, problem-solving, and presentations.
Biomaterials focus Students will participate in daily problem sets that focus on the application of organic polymers to medical device applications. A key aspect of the course will include designing analytical testing schemes to assess whether the material improves the function of the medical device. A final exam will be given.