Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Fundamentals and Applications (Tissue Engineering)
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
ED160004 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Focus Area Bio-Sensors in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
This course will provide the students with the fundamentals to understand how the convergence of different disciplines such as engineering, biology, material science and medicine can result in new therapeutical solutions and have transformative implications for the future health care.
The course ‘Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine’ will provide a general understanding of tissue growth and development as well as the tools and theoretical information necessary to design tissues and organs.
Specifically, the following topics will be covered in this module (subjected to change):
• Principles of tissue engineering
• Scaffolds: materials and characterization
• Scaffold design, biomimicry
• Biofabrication technology
• Cell source, isolation, growth, differentiation
• Bioreactor technology (from microfluidics to whole organ bioreactors)
• Mechanical loading and culture conditions
• Tissue/organ design and development
• Tissue analysis and characterization
• Current applications (e.g. cardiovascular, bone, skin, neural, muscle tissue engineering etc)
• Cell therapy
• Regulatory and ethical considerations
• Translational approaches to the clinical settings
• understand the principles of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
• evaluate the existing strategies and their specific advantages and disadvantages
• apply tissue engineering principles to the solution of medical problems requiring the regeneration of tissue
• demonstrate an understanding of the rationale to employ cells, biomaterial scaffolds, biochemical and mechanical stimulation, for the (re)generation of tissues and organs in vitro and in vivo
• demonstrate knowledge of current clinical applications for different organs/tissues
• analyze current challenges in the field of TERM
• formulate regulatory consideration
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
Description of exams and course work
1. evaluate a specific clinical problem,
2. formulate ethical and regulatory aspects, and
3. make an informed choice of the preferred strategy.
Resources for the exam: none (except writing materials)
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.