Core and optional courses
Core and optional courses
Molecular Research Skills
A course to provide students with the molecular laboratory and computational skills relevant to their chosen Masters degree.
Stem Cell Science and Engineering Microenvironments for Regenerative Medicine
This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of stem cells, associated ethical issues and clinical applications. In addition they will learn standard techniques for engineering 3D microenvironments and scaffolds to enhance stem cell research and function.
Biophysics of Cells and Systems
This course provides students with the knowledge required to perform biomedical engineering. The course is broadly divided into two halves. In the first, the students gain an understanding of the structure and function of cells and tissues and the generation of electrical signals in cells. In the second part of the course, the students are introduced to specific concepts of biomedical engineering including fluid mechanics, imaging modalities and sensors.
This course will introduce students to the principles and practice of nanofabrication. It covers lithography, pattern transfer, inspection and electrical testing; the students complete a short fabrication project during the course.
Scaffolds and Tissues
The course focuses on the application of different technologies to design and produce scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as well as the interaction with cells in vitro and tissues in vivo.
Current Trends and Challenges in Biomedical Research and Health
During this course students will select a current topical issue in biomedical research or health, and working in small groups, will critically research the topic, develop a plan to address the challenge, and present their research and conclusions as a poster.
Designing a Research Project: Biomedical Research Methodology
This course introduces students to concepts and practices of scientific research methodology. During the course, students will utilise the theoretical knowledge gained to critically review and synthesise the published literature, and prepare the literature review, and to plan their research.
Bio-imaging for Research ScientistsAn introduction to the science of imaging and image analysis in life sciences.
The course includes lectures and practical classes covering range of imaging modalities.
Omic Analyses for the Biomedical Sciences: form Genomics to Metabolomics
This course will provide a detailed introduction to the experimental design and practice employed in modern ‘omics’ approaches to biology and to ways in which data generated in such experiments are analysed. This will cover genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and systems biology approaches.