Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Medical Textiles

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Maja Somogyi Škoc, Assist. Prof.
Study, Module Textile Technology and Engineering - graduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology
Course summary 2 (1+1+0)
Knowledge verification preliminary exam
Precondition for testing laboratory practice, preliminary exam
Lecture type lectures, practice
Exercise type laboratory practice
Subject content The importance of medical textiles in the domain of technical textiles. Application in the medical and related healthcare and hygiene sector. Classification: materials for external applications to provide protection against infection, absorb blood and exudate, apply medication to the wound (wound dressings, bandages, plasters); materials for extracorporeal devices – the artificial kidney, the artificial liver and the mechanical lung; implantable materials – sutures, implants (vascular grafts, artificial joints, ligaments, skin); healthcare and hygiene products (surgical gowns, bedding). Fibres properties for medical applications: absorption, strength, biodegradation, resistance to chemical substance and microorganisms, feasibility of sterilization. Specific constructions and forms. Development trend.
Aim of course Depending on specific knowledge about medical textiles students are qualified for textile products application in medicine.
Literature necessary for course A.R.Horrocks, S.C.Anand: Handbook of Technical Textiles, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, 2000
Selection of technical literature
Supplement literature W.Albrecht, H.Fuchs, W.Kittelmann: Nonwoven Fabrics, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2003