BMOL40340 Regenerative therapeutics

Academic Year 2024/2025

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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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




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




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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

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Carry forward of passed components
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

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Name Role
Assoc Professor John Crean Lecturer / Co-Lecturer