BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING - 2017/8
Module code: ENGM284
Chemical and Process Engineering
VELLIOU E Dr (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 105
Lecture Hours: 33
Tutorial Hours: 12
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAMINATION – 2 HOURS (TWO SECTIONS)||70|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK – MEDICAL ENGINEERING MINI DESIGN PROJECT||30|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Any bachelor engineering based background. Qualifying Condition(s) A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
The scope of this module is to introduce a biochemical and bioprocess engineering approach to diagnosis and treatment of a variety of medical conditions. It is aimed to provide students with global and systematic knowledge on procedures and techniques that will enable them to design, optimise and control a wide range of medical processes including the design of cellular therapies.
An appreciation of biological/biomaterial engineering approaches in tissue and medical engineering.
An awareness of the special issues surrounding biological/tissue engineeting and their effective integration into solving biomedical problems.
|Appreciate the bioprocess and tissue engineering principles, methodologies and challenges||KC|
|Confidently apply bioprocess engineering techniques to solve/ and analyse both simple and more complex medical & tissue engineering problems and processes||KCP|
|Through studying a number of biomedical/ tissue engineering processes develop performance targets for such system designs knowing the capabilities and shortcomings of existing technologies||KCP|
|Appreciate the advantages and inherent process limitations of medical engineering processes||KC|
|Analyse the way particular biomedical and tissue engineering processes are effectively integrated with respect to the maintenance of product quality, operational safety, environmental impact and financial viability||KC|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
-Introduction to basic biology
-Tissue engineering modules (including case studies on specific diseases)
-Environmental stress & Tissue engineering (a bioprocess engineering approach)
-Metabolomics and Metabolic Engineering
-Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics theory & modelling for drug delivery (including specific case studies)
-Design of cellular therapies
-An overview of ethical considerations regarding tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications
-Seminars by invited speakers with relevant biomedical engineering background
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Take students logically through the challenging material associated with the analysis of bioprocess and tissue engineering systems
To ensure a logical and progressive learning experience
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures 3 hours per week for 11 weeks
Lab based tutorials1 hour per week for 12 weeks (average)
Independent Learning8.75 hours per week for 12 weeks (average)
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and analytical skills over the full range of module material. The coursework in particular is focused on a multidisciplinary design project in which the students will apply their synthetic skills to describe and validate a fully operational bioprocess.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Coursework – 30%, (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4)
Examination – 70%, 2 hours, two sections, (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6)
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative verbal feedback is given in tutorials/labs.
Formative tests (multiple choice/ true false questions) is being given during lectures written and verbal feedback is given on those tests.
Written feedback is provided for coursework and assessments.
Reading list for BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm284
Programmes this module appears in
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