Contact: Dr Kristin Braun Overlap: None Prerequisite: BMD115 or BIO111
This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview and foundation in stem cell biology, including applications in regenerative medicine. The module will cover topics including: developmental origin of stem cells, comparing/contrasting different types of stem cells, biological regulation of stem cells and tissue-specific functions. The module also will cover fundamental principles of tissue engineering and cellular reprogramming. Finally, the module will explore how these concepts can be applied in academic, industrial and clinical settings, towards the development of novel regenerative technologies and treatment of disease. Essential generic skills that will be developed on this module include critical thinking, organisation and communication.