|Responsible unit:||Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering|
|Course/CS Responsible:||Master in Bioengineering|
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This course will present the main strategies currently under development or either in clinical trials or in the market, to promote tissue regeneration and restoration of function. A wide range of applications, from the regeneration of the skin, musculoskeletal system and cardiovascular system, as well as emerging areas such as the regeneration of the nervous system, will be addressed.
This course (curricular unit, UC) will present the foundational elements of Regenerative Medicine. Benefiting from the knowledge and skills acquired in other UCs, it provides a comprehensive and coherent set of concepts and tools used in this area of knowledge. Namely, strategies aimed at the development and / or manipulation of molecules, cells, tissues or organs in order to repair, replace or support body parts injured or disabled with a view to recovery of their function. It also promotes critical vision of the advantages and limitations of different techniques, as well as its adaptation to non-conventional scenarios.
1. Introductory concepts
1.2. Cells, tissues, organs, systems and organs
1.3. Bioreactors for Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
2. Systems and tissues
2.1. Skin Regeneration and plastic and reconstructive surgery
2.2. Cardiovascular system
2.3. Musculoskeletal system
2.4. Nervous system
2.5. Organ building
3. Social, economical, ethical and regulatory issues
Lab sessions are planned with practical examples that will illustrate the concepts discussed in the lectures. The lab works includes:
- Basic principles of cell culture
- Culture of cells
- Effect of surface chemistry on cell behaviour
- Cell culture in 3D matrices
a) General theoretical-practical classes will be based on the presentation of the themes of the course unit, along with the discussion of practical examples that illustrate the addressed methodologies and strategies;
b) Laboratory classes on themes of this course unit
Students are required to have an active role and to attend, at least, 75% of the practical classes and obtain a minimum classification of 10 out of 20 in the laboratory component.
Final grade = theoretical component grade * 0.70 + lab sessions grade * 0.30
Theoretical grade = 0.10 * debate grade + 0.90 * grade of the exam.
Lab sessions grade = 0.25 * grade of the participation in the lab sessions + 0.40 * grade of test + 0.35 * note of the practical examination
Note: The evaluation test will have a duration of 45 min + 15 min of tolerance and will consist of a list of multiple choice / true or false questions.
A minimum of 10 out of 20, both in the written exam as well as in the lab Sessions component, is required for approval.
As specified by the rules applicable to the Mestrado Integrado em Bioengenharia.