Regenerative Medicine is an exciting emerging discipline, which
aims to develop novel therapeutics to repair and regenerate
damaged and diseased organs. These therapeutics utilise
stem cells, gene therapy, biomaterials, engineered tissue
and biologically active compounds. This 12-month, taught
MSc course will equip you with the skills to participate in this
discipline. Modules will address the science behind regenerative
medicine as well as its application to human disease.
The first two semesters will consist of modules (see details of
these on the course website) covering the scientific principles of
stem cells, gene therapy, tissue engineering and immunology.
Training in scientific concepts and techniques important to
biomedical research takes place via a series of laboratory-based
practical sessions. The regulatory issues involved in translating
research observation to an approved treatment for patients will
be a focus throughout the course. During the summer semester,
students embark on individual, laboratory-based research
projects or industrial placements.