PHA-20024 - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Coordinator: Ying Yang Tel: +44 1782 674386
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The module aims to introduce the theories and technologies of Biomaterials and Tissue engineering enabling the selection and characterisation of synthetic and natural materials for implants and the creation of biomimic environments for tissue regeneration through engineering approaches.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Describe types of biomaterials appropriate in physico-chemical properties for supporting specific tissue/ organ growth and implantation;
: 1,2
Explain the cellular-biomaterial response and the host responses to implanted biomaterials;
: 1,2
Apply conventional and innovative techniques for fabrication and characterisation of biomaterials;
: 1,2
Outline the biocompatibility and degradation features of biomaterials;: 1,2
Design appropriate experiments to generate specific tissue or organ;
: 3
Explain the working principle and techniques of bioreactors;
: 1,2
Examine the signaling processes between cells and cell-ECM and its potential outcomes on cellular fate.: 1,3

Study hours

Total hours: 300
Lectures, tutorial and presentation: 44 hours
Laboratory sessions: 54 hours
Exam: 2 hours
Independent Study Hours: 200

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Unseen Exam weighted 50%
2-hour unseen exam
2 hour unseen exam. Students will answer two questions from 4 questions which cover the core contents of the module. The answers should be written in essay format.

2: Laboratory Assessment weighted 30%
Laboratory report based on selected experiments.
A laboratory report of 3000 words with data analysis and interpretation of the experimental outputs of selected laboratory sessions.

3: Oral Presentation weighted 20%
A 10 minute oral presentation
A 10 minutes oral presentation, followed by 5 minutes questions, discussing the main steps and molecular events of the regeneration process of a selected tissue from a tissue engineering perspective.