2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BMSC2237 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Essentials
10 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Helen Berry
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsSatisfactory completion of Level 1 BMS programme, or equivalent
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module introduces the interdisciplinary field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The need for and challenges of tissue engineering will be covered, along with the fundamentals of immunology and transplantation, tissue and matrix biology, biomaterials and cellular interactions, in vitro and in vivo models. This will be taught by lectures and an interactive workshop.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students will have a basic knowledge of the major aspects of tissue engineering, namely:
- fundamentals of cell and matrix biology;
- fundamentals of immunology;
- 2D and 3D tissue culture technology;
- standardization, quality control and regulatory issues.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Discuss the major functions of the human immune system and the interplay with mechanisms of transplant rejection;
2. Evaluate the interplay between cells, matrix, biomaterials and immune system;
3. Demonstrate example approaches for preparing and analyzing tissue engineering constructs;
4. Construct scientific information comprehensibly in written format.
Students will cover, at an introductory level:
- the human immune system and role in transplant rejection;
- the biology of natural tissues and extracellular matrix;
- the definition of stem cells and development of cell therapies;
- in vitro and in vivo models relevant to tissue engineering;
- biomaterials and biomechanics;
- translation of technologies from bench to clinic.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||1.00||1.00|
|Independent online learning hours||81.00|
|Private study hours||0.00|
|Total Contact hours||21.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||102.00|
Private studyIndependent Online Learning: Self-directed learning and engagement with supporting materials on Minerva, including the time associated with background reading for each workshop/lecture, preparation for and completion of summative in-course assessment. Formative on-line MCQ assessment included.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent progress will be monitored by an in-course MCQ (1 x formative MCQ), feedback on individual in-course assessment (1 x 1-page abstract / lay summary).
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course MCQ||Formative MCQ on-line in Minerva||0.00|
|In-course Assessment||Journal artice: 1-page abstract and lay summary of an assigned topic.||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||25.00|
Attendance at the workshops is a compulsory element to meet the learning outcomes, therefore these will be v-coded.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||24 hr 00 mins||75.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||75.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 03/12/2021
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