BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING - 2017/8

Module code: ENGM284

Module provider

Chemical and Process Engineering

Module Leader

VELLIOU E Dr (Chm Proc Eng)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination EXAMINATION – 2 HOURS (TWO SECTIONS) 70%
Coursework COURSEWORK – MEDICAL ENGINEERING MINI DESIGN PROJECT 30%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Any bachelor engineering based background. Qualifying Condition(s) A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module  

Module overview

The scope of this module is to introduce a biochemical and bioprocess engineering approach to diagnosis and treatment of a variety of medical conditions. It is aimed to provide students with global and systematic knowledge on procedures and techniques that will enable them to design, optimise and control a wide range of medical processes including the design of cellular therapies.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

-Introduction to basic biology

-Biomaterials

-Tissue engineering modules (including case studies on specific diseases)

-Environmental stress & Tissue engineering (a bioprocess engineering approach)

-Metabolomics and Metabolic Engineering

-Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics theory & modelling for drug delivery (including specific case studies)

-Design of cellular therapies

-An overview of ethical considerations regarding tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications

-Seminars by invited speakers with relevant biomedical engineering background

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:



Take students logically through the challenging material associated with the analysis of bioprocess and tissue engineering systems


To ensure a logical and progressive learning experience



 

The learning and teaching methods include:



Lectures 3 hours per week for 11 weeks


Lab based tutorials1 hour per week for 12 weeks (average)


Independent Learning8.75 hours per week for 12 weeks (average)


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and analytical skills over the full range of module material. The coursework in particular is focused on a multidisciplinary design project in which the students will apply their synthetic skills to describe and validate a fully operational bioprocess.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:



Coursework – 30%, (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4)


Examination – 70%, 2 hours, two sections, (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6)

 

Formative assessment and feedback


Formative verbal feedback is given in tutorials/labs.


Formative tests (multiple choice/ true false questions) is being given during lectures written and verbal feedback is given on those tests.


Written feedback is provided for coursework and assessments.


Reading list

Reading list for BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm284

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.