Learning outcomes:

Preliminary to lectures on blood purification, students will be introduced to electron microscopy in order to perform lab work. The course will then provide students with knowledge on latest developments in adsorbent technology in extracorporeal blood purification and detoxification, including material engineering principles of polymers used for adsorption and their biological interaction. The lectures will emphasise the basic, qualitative understanding of the concepts of extracorporeal blood purification techniques and will focus on the physiology of blood purification, considering adsorption and filtration as removal mechanisms for target molecules in extracorporeal therapies.