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HMM305 - Cell and Tissue Engineering

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Rupinder Kanwar

Prerequisite:

HMM202

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per week, 5 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester and cloud (online) discussions

Content

This unit introduces students to the most exciting era of Biomedicine, encompassing recent advances in multidisciplinary research leading to global and a strongly emergent regenerative medicine industry. Cell and tissue (Biomedical) engineering holds vast potential to revolutionise future patient care, and meet critical health care needs regarding tissue and organ replacement. Topics include molecular and biomechanical approaches to the engineering of cells and tissue biomaterials; understanding the power of stem cells; the tissue engineering triad; and bioprinting technology.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Individual (audio visual) presentation (5 minutes) 25%

Assessment task 2: Practical report (1000 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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