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Tissue Engineering Laboratory (B M E 511) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    practice safe laboratory procedures, perform effective aseptic technique, and implement parameters for a healthy cell environment,
  • 2
    determine the impact of cell isolation and encapsulation methods on the cell viability and cell function.
  • 3
    identify and perform an experimental assay that is appropriate to characterize a particular cellular behavior and address limitations of the assay,
  • 4
    apply principles related to tissue engineering experiments including implementing proper controls, methods of normalization and statistical analysis.
Tissue Engineering Laboratory
B M E 511 ( 1 Credits )
Tissue engineering refers to the generation of biological substitutes to restore, maintain, or improve tissue function. Laboratory techniques are multi-disciplinary, from basic biological sciences, engineering, and biotechnology. Engineering approaches and analysis will be applied to theses techniques.
BME 510 con reg or consent of instructor
College: College of Engineering
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Laboratory manual including introductory material, procedures, and relevant literature articles are provided. 

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ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
(1) Understanding of biology and physiology as related to biomedical engineering needs.
(2) Ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), sciences, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology and to model biological systems
(3) Ability to design and conduct experiments, including making measurements and interpreting experimental data from living systems and addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living systems and non-living materials and systems
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
1. Introduction to the Tissue Engineering Lab, lab safety, making culture media and cells; 2. Cell culture (passaging, seeding and cytotoxicity); 3. DNA and protein assays; 4. Cell encapsulation and viability; 5. Fabrication of a tissue engineered graft; 6. Analysis of cell function
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