Tissue engineering (TE) is a multidisciplinary field which applies the principles of life science, engineering, and basic science to the development of viable substitutes which restore, maintain, or improve the function of human tissues.
This course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of Tissue and organ organization and an introduction to tissue engineering: Dynamic and structural interactions between mesenchyme and parenchyme, the role of the tissue microenvironment, stem cells, gene and cell-based therapies.
Students will be required to acquire understanding and expertise from analysis of primary literature and will participate in group discusions on the status of state-of-the-art designing tissue functional units.
Students will be required to use a conventional and virtual microscope to recognize and document normal and pathological structures. Students will be required to follow a SPOC (small private online course) that will intensify the knowledge acquired through the continuous evaluation.
The students will carry out audiovisual presentations as a result of their research in fields related to regenerative medicine.