BMOL40340 Regenerative therapeutics

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module introduces the students to the fundamental principles of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering including its practicalities and ethical related issues. First, students will acquire the fundamentals of tissue biology and mechanobiology of tissue structure and function as well as the optimal choice of a model system from animal models to organoids. Then they will learn about the different options from medical implants to 3D bioprinting tissues.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Origin of cellular and tissue structure and function, self-renewal and differentiation, stem cells (e.g. iPSCs), totipotency-pluripotency-unipotency, 3D bioprinting, tissue engineering in practice, implanted devices, functional biomaterials, challenges in ethics, good manufacturing practices and potential applications.
The aim is to give the students a clear understanding of regenerative medicine and the role of tissue engineering in realising the commercial potential.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

12

Tutorial

2

Total

14

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Debates 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of semester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

60

Continuous Assessment: Essay Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

40


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Assoc Professor John Crean Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 11:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Spring