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Unit of study_

BMET9971: Tissue Engineering

With the severe worldwide shortage of donor organs and the ubiquitous problem of donor organ rejection, there is a strong need for developing technologies for engineering replacement organs and other body parts. Recent developments in engineering and the life sciences have begun to make this possible, and as a consequence, the very new and multidisciplinary field of tissue engineering has been making dramatic progress in the last few years. This unit will provide an introduction to the principles of tissue engineering, as well as an up to date overview of recent progress and future outlook in the field of tissue engineering. This unit assumes prior knowledge of cell biology and chemistry and builds on that foundation to elaborate on the important aspects of tissue engineering. The objectives are: To gain a basic understanding of the major areas of interest in tissue engineering; To learn to apply basic engineering principles to tissue engineering systems; To understand the promises and limitations of tissue engineering; To understand the advances and challenges of stem cell applications; Enable students to access web-based resources in tissue engineering; Enable students to develop basic skills in tissue engineering research.

Code BMET9971
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
(AMME5921 or BMET5921 OR BMET9921)
AMME5971 OR AMME9971 OR AMME4971 OR BMET4971
Assumed knowledge:
AMME9901 or BMET9901 or [6 credit points of 1000-level biology and 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry]

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop team work skills by working within a group to generate tissue engineering solutions
  • LO2. collect, analyse and critically evaluate information from the tissue engineering literature
  • LO3. discuss and compare the common approaches used in tissue engineering
  • LO4. communicate ideas and findings in tissue engineering in verbal and written forms
  • LO5. devise a tissue engineering solution to real-life clinical problems
  • LO6. explain the basic concepts of tissue engineering and relate these concepts to specific disciplines in the field
  • LO7. propose clinical problems to which a tissue engineering solution can be applied.

Unit outlines

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