Module Title:   Cell and Tissue Biology

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2309L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Colin Grant

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Medical and clinical engineers are required to have a good understanding of human physiology and the ways in which cells and tissue interact with invasive medical devices and implants. Because invasive medical devices are often associated with infection, it is also important that medical engineers have an understanding of both cells and bacteria but also of tissue biology/structure.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The relevant concepts, principles and theories will be explored in formal lectures.
Because the module will be delivered to engineering students, a systems approach will be taken when teaching the subject. This will involve showing the students how differential equations can be used in biology.
The first part of the module (Semester 1) will concentrate on the fundamentals of cell and micro-biology. This will be assessed through a formal examination. The second part of the module (Semester 2) will focus on tissue structure and properties. This will build on the fundamental knowledge acquired in Semester 1 and will be assessed through a formal written examination.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   144.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   4.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   4.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Understand: the structure and function of prokaryotic cells; the structure and function of viral particles; the structure and function human cells; the key biological processes associated with cell physiology; the physiology associated with nerve impulses; the role of the immune system in combating infection; how cellular and infectious systems can be modelled using coupled differential equations; basic microscopy; structure of tissues throughout the human body; the nature and behaviour of tissue under load; prinicpals of tissue engineering.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Use a microscope to view and analyse cells.
Construct differential equations to describe the behaviour of biological systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Describe complex systems.
Critically appraise.
Multi-disciplinary knowledge.

  Examination - MCQ 2.00 50%
  Examination - closed book - Semester 1
  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  Examination - closed book - Semester 2

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
This module adopts a multidisciplinary approach and aims to assist the students in developing their knowledge and understanding of:
Basic biochemistry, Proteins, Molecular Biophysics, Macromolecules/Extra cellular matrix (DNA, rNA), The structure and behaviour of prokaryotic/eukaryotic cells, The structure and behaviour of viruses, the immune system, mathematical Biology, Microscopy, Structure of tissue (Collagenous, Cellular, Nervous), Tissue mechanics, Tissue Engineering.

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