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Module code:CELL3001 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Tim Arnett
Organiser's location:Anatomy Building
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:A good understanding of Developmental Biology (e.g. BIOL2010 or MBBS Developmental Biology). Other, please contact module organiser. 
Module outline:Introduction; self renewal and differentiation: totipotency-pluripotency-unipotency; stem cells & gene therapy; neural stem cells; haemopoietic stem cells; normal limb development and bone stem cells; limb regeneration; regeneration in fish; retinal repair; CNS repair; connective tissue engineering; cartilage & tracheal repair; wound healing / repair; fracture healing; muscle repair; orthopaedic bioengineering; haemopoietic stem cell transplantation; challenges in good manufacturing practice; translation; ethics. 
Module aims:The aim of the module is to provide an up-to-date survey of the rapidly changing field of stem cell research, from fundamental principles to the practicalities of regenerative medicine. Realistic assessments of progress to date and future potential will be made. 
Module objectives:Students will acquire a detailed understanding of our current knowledge of stem cell biology and its potential uses in regenerative medicine. 
Key skills provided by module:Students will acquire a detailed understanding of stem cell biology, the promise of regenerative medicine and associated ethical issues. Critical thinking skills will be developed, enabling students to evaluate research strategies and the data produced. Students will develop independent learning skills, problem solving and written presentation skills  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 100.00% 
Notes:Module runs in term 2, Monday 10 am and Thursday 11 am. Class size will be limited to 70 students and if necessary, preference will be given to CDB students (iBSc Anatomy and MSci Cell Biology).  
Taking this module as an option?:Contact module organiser for more details. 
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Last updated:2017-07-29 23:44:20 by ucbhhks