Postgraduate Course: Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (GMED11109)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course describes the application of stem cells in medicine. It will cover the reactivation of endogenous repair mechanisms, the use of stem cells as cell therapies as well as in cell replacement therapies, and in alternative applications such as in vitro devices.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 26,
Formative Assessment Hours 26,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In course assessment (100%)
Each student will produce 3 written critiques of specified key scientific papers in the relevant subject area and will present these critiques in a moderated discussion. Each critique will be a maximum length of 2000 words.
|No Exam Information
| At the end of the course the students will understand :
- The basic concepts of regenerative medicine and the contribution stem cells make to normal homeostasis.
- The definition and derivation of adult stem cells for therapy, and the regulatory and ethical issues that concern the derivation of such cells.
- The mechanisms of tissue homeostasis with respect to different tissues
- How stem cells can be used to treat damage and degenerative disease in different tissues
- The problems associated with the delivery of different types of stem cell products in regenerative medicine
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Stem cells,Regenerative Medicine
|Course organiser||Dr Paul Travers
Tel: (0131) 242 9458
|Course secretary||Ms Kelly Douglas
Tel: (0131 6)51 9515