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Module Title LM Frontiers in Tissue Engineering
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 32433
Module Lead Dave Bassett
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-8 hours
Seminar-6 hours
Tutorial-12 hours
Project supervision-24 hours
Guided independent study-50 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module defines the area of tissue engineering from an interdisciplinary viewpoint and explains key concepts that are important for those working within the healthcare technology and formulation engineering disciplines. A focus is placed on the latest research and technological advances in the field, however suitable introductory material is covered to enable students new to the topic to digest this material. This module aims to explain how engineers have and will continue to contribute a central role to this exciting and flourishing field.
The fundamentals of cell biology, immunology, organogenesis and regenerative medicine will be covered to equip the student with the necessary knowledge and language to understand key concepts within tissue engineering. Structure function relationships of materials will be discussed in the context of regenerative applications and important approaches and tools to engineer tissue will be presented using examples from the literature.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Describe how advances in human biology are important for the engineer as well as the biologist;
  • Be able to understand and apply the technologies and tools developed in this area to enhance progress in engineering; and
  • Demonstrate an awareness that the engineer must be able to communicate and work effectively with scientists, engineers and clinicians from other disciplines.
Assessment 32433-01 : Final Report : Coursework (80%)
32433-02 : Group Presentation : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 30% pre-recorded group presentation & virtual Q&A session; 70% written report (Canvas). Reassessment: 100% coursework
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