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LF910 - Regenerative Medicine

  • Module code: LF910
  • Module name: Regenerative Medicine
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module introduces the students to the scientific principles underpinning the application of biotechnology to the medical sector. The focus is on functional biomaterials, tissue engineering and stem cell therapy. The aim is to give the students a clear understanding of regenerative medicine and the role of biotechnology in realising the commercial potential.

Principal learning outcomes

To develop an understanding of the scientific basis underpinning regenerative medicine and the associated biotechnological principles leading to commercial implementation. By the end of the module students should be able to Identify the advantages and disadvantages, issues and potential of the use of biomaterials, stem cells and engineered tissue in regenerative medicine. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles and attendant biotechnological techniques being exploited in the use of biomaterials, stem cells and engineered tissues in regenerative medicine. Discuss the issues and problems in the clinical application of stem cells and engineered tissues. Interact effectively with medics and clinicians on the validation/implementation of stem cells and engineered tissues via oral, written and visual means. Compare and discuss the alternative approaches to regenerative medicine based on a critical assessment of the known data.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 20 hours; Seminars 4 hours; Practical class/workshop 4 hours; External visits 2 hours

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: LF910-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 40%
Assessed Course Work 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Medical Biotechnology and Business Management (J7N2) - Year 1
Optional Core