Undergraduate Course: Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine 4 (IBMS10007)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course studies stem cell and regenerative biology in depth. There will be three major themes: principles of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; the molecular mechanisms underlying stem cell development; experimental approaches in stem cell research which will be explored in the context of stem cell therapy and stem cell related disorders.
This course studies stem cell and regenerative biology in depth. There will be three major themes: principles of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; the molecular mechanisms underlying stem cell development; experimental approaches in stem cell research which will be explored in the context of stem cell therapy and stem cell related disorders.
The major goal of this course is to provide knowledge in stem cell biology, focusing on molecular processes driving stem cell development and organ regeneration. Regenerative medicine seeks to restore the function of damaged tissues in patients suffering severe injuries or chronic disease. The self-renewal capacity and multipotent differential potential of stem cells make them idea tools for regenerative medicine. Thus, stem cell applications in tissue repair and disease therapeutics will be the core theme of the course. Problem-orientated learning will be used to develop experimental design skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 28,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course will be assessed by 100% ICA:«br /»
- Focused review-style essay (1200 words) (50%)«br /»
- Experimental design group presentation (group mark) (20%)«br /»
- Experimental design critique (1000 words) (30%)«br /»
||Discussion and tutorial session each week provide opportunities to obtain feedbacks on learning and skill development. Regular journal club sessions will be held prior to assessed paper presentations and will be used to give feedback on presentation style. Group feedback will be given after the assessed presentations which can be used in preparing the individual experimental design critique assignment. Written feedback will be given after both written assignments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the common principles of stem cell biology and organ regeneration
- Analyse molecular pathways underlying stem cell development and regenerative medicine
- Explain experimental approaches and model systems (in vivo and in vitro) for stem cell research
- Apply the principles in stem cell biology in critically reviewing cell therapy and tissue engineering
- Apply knowledge in experimental design
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Lecture, tutorials and oral presentation will promote skill development in: researching a subject, effective reading, information gathering, and communication skills.
Understanding of the basic principles, different experimental approaches and model systems as well as their applicability in stem cell research, the ability to solve scientific problems using different techniques and to determine which approaches are appropriate will be the focus throughout the course.
Self-directed learning and academic writing will be developed through essay and experimental design critique preparation. This course will strengthen skills and abilities in literature review, problem solving, independent thinking and research design.
|Keywords||Biomedical Science,Stem Cell,Regenerative Medicine
|Course organiser||Dr John Menzies
Tel: (0131 6)51 1711
|Course secretary||Miss Natasha Goldie