Ceramic materials are found in many applications, such as bioceramics. These bioceramics are used to repair, replace and strengthen destroyed functions in the human body. To meet the future demands, a fast development of these materials is necessary and also a deeper understandning of the relation between a materials physical properties, structure and chemical base. This course will provide an introductory guide to various aspects of ceramic processing and microstructure characterization with a focus in bioceramics. The course will also discuss the interaction between the human body and the implanted bioceramic. The course is a recommended course in the Masters program in Materials chemistry at Stockholm University.