CHEN40470 Cell Culture & Tissue Eng

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will provide students with an understanding of the principles and techniques involved in cell culture and tissue engineering. This module will examine the basic biological characteristics and behaviour of both embryonic and adult stem cells. This module will examine the techniques involved in culturing stem cells for both research and clinical purposes. The techniques involved in expanding cells for cell therapy purposes and engineering of tissues, organs and in vitro systems will also be examined. The ethical and legal problems associated with tissue engineering and cell therapy as an emerging therapy will also be discussed.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

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 Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

96

Lectures

24

Total

120

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures
Student presentations
Seminars 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
CHEN40040 - Animal Cell Culture Tech (FT)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Seminar: Short reports on seminars Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Essay: Topic related to tissue engineering Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

70

Presentation: Topic related to tissue engineering Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Tom Flanagan 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) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 14:50