This course is designed to cover the basics and applications of tissue engineering as an emerging therapeutic approach to treat degenerated or damaged tissues/organs. The topics in this course will include tissue engineering strategies such as the design, fabrication and utilization of biomaterials; cellular engineering including cell therapy, drug delivery; as well as cell-biomaterial interactions. Recent advances and major problems relevant to tissue engineering will also be presented and discussed.
Course Pre-Requisites: None
Course Learning Outcomes
- Describe the structure, function and composition of human body components.
- Define basic concepts (biomaterials, cells, biomolecules) associated with tissue engineering.
- Design scaffolds for various tissues and investigate the interaction between biomaterials and cells.
- Characterize engineered tissues and compare them with native tissues.
- Write and present scientific reports related to tissue engineering.
In this course students will learn about: cell biology; bioreactors for tissue engineering; micropatterning and 3D scafforling; stem cells; musculoskeletal tissue; dental tissue; controlled release; and wound healing.