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On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Understand the basic biological characteristics of stem cells (both embryonic and adult).
2. Describe and compare the procedures involved in in vitro culturing of mammalian and human cells including stem cells.
3. Describe and evaluate the methodology involved in tissue engineering, including construction of scaffolds.
4. Describe and compare the procedures involved in the generation of artificial systems such as liver, cartilage, bone and skin.
5. Explain and appraise the development of 3-D constructs for tissue engineering application using bioreactors.
6. Explain and appraise the development of cell-based therapies for human disorders.
7. Appreciate the ethical and legal problems associated with cell therapy and tissue engineering as an emerging therapy.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Seminar: Short reports on seminars||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Topic related to tissue engineering||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: Topic related to tissue engineering||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Dr Tom Flanagan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Fiona Freeman||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|