Advanced Therapeutic Medicine Products

Module Title - Advanced Therapeutic Medicine Products
Number of credits – 10

Module description

This module will cover the area of Advanced Therapeutic Medicine Products (ATMPs) within Healthcare Technologies encompassing how interdisciplinary Bioscience and Medicine can be influenced by Chemical Engineering technologies.

Taking concepts from the laboratory through preclinical evaluation and on to clinical trials, this module will cover how interdisciplinary researchers are advancing regenerative medicine technologies.

Areas covered within the module will include personalised medicines, cell therapies, manufacture & classification, and cell delivery.  Examples from the Healthcare Technologies Institute will include skin and bone restructuring as well as technologies being developed for tissue regeneration.

The module will also discuss finding new methods of detecting injuries and cancers early, improving scar reduction at different body sites and the development of innovative, bespoke medical devices and cell-based therapies.

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Describe how progress in medicine and biosciences can be influenced by Chemical Engineering technologies and how important that is for the advancement of Healthcare Technologies.
  • Understand the concepts of how a basic laboratory idea can develop in an interdisciplinary environment to become a technology / therapy for patient benefit.
  • Demonstrate the benefits that interdisciplinarity between engineering and medicine can bring, but also that both disciplines must be able to communicate and work together.