Frontiers in Tissue Engineering

Module Title - Frontiers in Tissue Engineering
Number of credits – 10

This module defines the area of tissue engineering from an interdisciplinary viewpoint and explains key concepts that are important for those working within the healthcare technology and formulation engineering disciplines.  A focus is placed on the latest research and technological advances in the field, however suitable introductory material is covered to enable students new to the topic to digest this material.  This module aims to explain how engineers have and will continue to contribute a central role to this exciting and flourishing field.

The fundamentals of cell biology, immunology, organogenesis and regenerative medicine will be covered to equip the student with the necessary knowledge and language to understand key concepts within tissue engineering.  Structure function relationships of materials will be discussed in the context of regenerative applications and important approaches and tools to engineer tissue will be presented using examples from the literature.