Module Title:   Tissue Engineering and Wound Repair

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4068M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof C.B. Beggs

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To stimulate a multidisciplinary understanding of the concepts underlying tissue engineering and wound repair.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles and theories explored in formal lectures and practised in tutorials. Cognitive and personal skills developed in problem solving exercises, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. The formal examination will assess all the learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   20.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   4.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

1.1 Critically evaluate the role of cell biology in tissue engineering and wound repair
1.2 Integrate knowledge from the disciplines of biology, materials science and engineering in an understanding of tissue

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

2 Apply an advanced understanding of cellular processes in wound repair and tissue engineering applications.

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

3.1 Apply the scientific method
3.2 Solve problems systematically
3.3 Perform data analysis.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Cell Biology: overview of structure of human cells; mitosis and protein synthesis; cell cycle, apoptosis and necrosis; ligands & receptors, communication between cells; transduction and cell differentiation; structure of various tissue types; connective tissue and extracellular matrix; structure and nature of skin
Wound Repair: blood cells; haemostasis - physiological and immulogical aspects; wound repair - characteristics of cell growth; growth factors, cell communication; microbiology and wound infection
Tissue Engineering: overview of tissue engineering, potential applications; cell adhesion, cell communication and growth; maintaining blood supply and nutrients; scaffolds, materials; mechanical properties

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