Biomedical Nanotechnology Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

Smaller can mean better. Nanotechnology is science at the molecular level. Like biotechnology and information technology, it is a growth industry with the potential to greatly change the world in which we live. Biomedical Nanotechnology is a course that investigates key areas in which nanotechnology can benefit biomedical applications, understanding of nanomaterials for various biomedical applications, wet and dry nanotechnology, and basics of nanofabrication. This course also introduces applications such as drug delivery, imaging and diagnostics, and tissue regeneration and engineering.

The following topics will also be introduced:

  • Biocompatibility
  • Biomimicing
  • Bioconjugation
  • Active targeting
  • Cellular interactions
  • Optical and electric properties


After completing Biomedical Nanotechnology, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • What is meant by “nanotechnology”
  • Nanotechnology material platforms
  • In vivo and in vitro biomedical applications
  • How nano-assisted technologies compare to conventional medical devices
  • How to fabricate nanostructures


A general understanding of chemistry and/or biology is recommended

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 

Lesson 1- What is Nanotechnology?

  • What’s all the hype about?
  • Cellular structures

Lesson 2- Biomedical Applications

  • Drug Delivery
  • Imaging and Diagnostics
  • Cancer Detection
  • Tissue Regeneration

Lesson 3- Polymeric Materials

  • Polypeptides
  • Liposomes
  • Dendrimers
  • Miscelles
  • Conjugation
  • Fabrication
  • Advantages and Issues

Lesson 4- Nanoparticles

  • Quantum Dots
  • Metal Nanoparticles
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles
  • Conjugation
  • Fabrication
  • Advantages and Issues

Lesson 5- Nanofibers

  • Electrospun Fibers
  • Self Assembled Fibers
  • Conjugation
  • Fabrication
  • Advantages and Issues

Lesson 6- Outlook for the Future


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.