HI 5324 Nanomedicine in Healthcare

Course Type: basic
Credit Hours: 3

Nanomedicine is the science of the nanoscale applied to the theory and practice of medicine. This course will examine the fundamentals of nanostructured materials currently studied for medical applications. In-depth analyses of Liposomes, Dendrimers, Carbon nanotubes, Fullerenes, and Silicon nanostructures will be presented. Applications of each of these technologies in medical fields ranging from DNA chips to injected therapeutic and diagnostic agents to implanted nanodevices will be examined. Relevant characterization techniques, and Ethical, and Regulatory issues in the exciting application of Nanotechnology to Healthcare will be discussed.

Prerequisites

Admission to any graduate program in SHIS, graduate standing in any program at UTH or UT-Austin.

Additional Information

Course Objectives

By the end of the semester, the student will have had the opportunity to meet the following objectives:

  • Learn about characterization methods at the nanoscale.
  • Overview a variety of nanostructures in the healthcare arena.
  • Solve open ended problems (in class) dealing with nanostructures.
  • Formulate and propose a solution to a current problem in nanomedicine