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Introduction to Tissue Engineering (B M E 510) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    identify the experimental assay that is appropriate to characterize a particular cellular behavior.
  • 2
    describe how to tailor mechanical properties, cell-material interactions, growth factor/gene delivery, and bioreactor conditions to match the needs of a biological system.
  • 3
    critically evaluate tissue engineering approaches.
  • 4
    assess a biological system and develop a tissue engineering strategy.
Introduction to Tissue Engineering
B M E 510 ( 3 Credits )
Overview of tissue engineering, including discussion of cell sources, cell-material interactions, tailoring biomaterials, methods of culture and characterization of engineering tissues, ethical issues, concluding with case studies of specific types of tissue engineering. Optional laboratory exercises offered throughout semester.
BME 430 or equiv, or cons inst
College: College of Engineering
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Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Selected Elective
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
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
Tissue engineering refers to the generation of biological substitutes to restore, maintain or improve tissue function. Toward this end, tools and knowledge from several disciplines might be applied including but not limited to basic biological sciences (molecular, cellular, and tissue anatomy and physiology), engineering (transport phenomena, materials science, mechanical characterization) and biotechnology (cell culture, gene transfer, ‘omics). This course is intended to organize this long list of specialized knowledge in order to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a clear and succinct introduction to the processes and issues involved in creating engineered tissues. Lectures on fundamental issues in tissue engineering will be supplemented with critical analyses of relevant publications in the field.
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