BMS8106 - Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can have the potential to differentiate into cells that are found throughout the body. This fundamental property of stem cells suggests that they can potentially be used to replace degenerative cells within the body, and regenerate the functional capacity of organ systems that have deteriorated because of disease or aging. Thus this course provides an overview of the latest advances in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine including but not limited to fundamental scientific knowledge and technological concepts of stem cells and stem cell based tissue regeneration. The student will examine the underlying principles of the normal processes of repair and regeneration in humans. Various processes on the tissue, organ and organism levels will be used as examples to highlight conserved principles governing tissue repair and regeneration. The student will integrate their prior knowledge of cell and molecular biology, tissue engineering and genetics, to analyse the regulation of processes leading to tissue repair and regeneration.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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