Mansoura University Nanotechnology Center
Mansoura Univ. Nanotechnology Center MuNano@Mans.edu.eg Egypt 35516 Mansoura 35516
Master / Doctoral Degree Elective Course:
Introduction to Nanomedicine
1 Course objectives The objective is to prepare researchers to participate in the nanotechnology era in its second
phase, characterized by a rapid growth of applications of known materials and processes
related to nanotechnology in a wide range of domains.
Without being highly specialized in nanotechnology, a large percentage of postgraduate
students need to be familiarized with this new and promising technology and be able to use it
in order to innovate in their own field.
2 Course outcomes At the end of this module:
- Students should be able to identify and use known nanomaterials and/or devices in an application related to their thesis
- Students should be able to be an active partner in a multi-disciplinary research team, in case thesis subject was about developing a new nanomaterial and/or device,
- Students will demonstrate above abilities through the preparation of review articles and research proposals, which is a useful outcome in itself for the students research team.
3 Course outlines (13 hours total) A. Introduction to nanotechnology (5 hours)
A. 1. What is nanotechnology and why is it different?
A. 2. Familiarization with characterization and Lab facilities
A. 3. Introduction to synthesis of nanomaterials and drug delivery
A. 4. Introduction to Bio MEMS and microfluidics
B. Focus module: Application in specific Medical domains (4 hours) A series of 4 lectures given by medical specialists.
Students may be split into groups. This may include applications in:
Cancer treatment, regenerative medicine, surgical interventions, theranostics, toxicity
C. Reviews and Projects (4 hours)
C. 1. Reviews presented by student teams in selected topics
C. 2. Research projects presented by student teams and mutual discussion
4 Exams An MCQ mainly addressing: Nanotechnology basics
A final written exam addressing: Nanotechnology applications + 1 question related to reviews and/or projects made
Proposed by Prof. Mohamed Nabil Sabry, Director of MuNano
Revised by a committee of professors,
Appointed by Prof. Ahmed Badawy, Vice Dean for Research, Including (alphabetically):
Prof. Abd ElHalim Tantawy Neurology Prof. Maha ElGayar Dermatology
Prof. Ahmed Kadry Cardiology Prof. Mohamed Mansour Neurology
Prof. ElSayed Saleh Hussein Psychatry Prof. Osama ElBaz Pathology
Prof. Hassan Abd ElGhaffar Heamatology Prof. Yasser Osman Urology mailto:MuNano@Mans.edu.egmailto:MuNano@Mans.edu.eg