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8MM00
Stem cells
Course info
Course module8MM00
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Course typeGraduate School
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Biomedical Engineering; Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Engineering;
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Contact persondr. D.W.J. van der Schaft
Telephone8319
E-maild.w.j.v.d.schaft@tue.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. C.M. Sahlgren
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Responsible lecturer
dr. D.W.J. van der Schaft
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Contactperson for the course
dr. D.W.J. van der Schaft
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Academic year2017
Period
GS3  (05/02/2018 to 22/04/2018)
Starting block
GS3
TimeslotC: C - Tu 1-4, Fr 5-8, Fr 9-10
Course mode
Fulltime
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 15/11/2017 up to and including 07/01/2018
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Explanation-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
Upon completion of this course the student can:
  1. Show in depth knowledge of embryonic, adult and induced stem cells and can apply this knowledge to biomedical engineering research and applications.
  2. Show insight in biochemical, localization and biomechanical aspects of stem cell maintenance and differentiation, based on most recent literature, and can
    relate the use of these factors for regenerative medicine.
  3. Show insight into the stem cell niche and its importance for tissue homeostasis, regeneration and aging.
  4. Show insight in basic knowledge on a range of different techniques for analysis and characterization of stem cells and knows and can explain when to apply these techniques.
  5. Give their own opinion on stem cell research and usage based on the ethical considerations involved, when handed a case.
  6. Show insight in the most recent development in cancer stem cell research, when relating these to the development of novel treatment strategies.
Content
Stem cells play an important role in the development, maintenance and regeneration of biological tissues and hence form an attractive source of material for future clinical treatments, such as in regenerative medicine. This course deals with the current scientific knowledge of stem cells and their relevance for (bio)medical research and application. A first series of lectures focuses on the different types and sources of stem cells, as well as the relevance of the stem cell micro-environment (the stem cell 'niche') for cell functioning and differentiation. Next, the relevance of stem cell research in the area of Biomedical Engineering will be highlighted. Special attention is given to the analysis and characterization of stem cells using a variety of techniques.
Entrance requirements
You must have completed the final examination bsc program exam
Entrance requirements tests
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Assumed previous knowledge
• 8WC00 - Regeneration
Previous knowledge can be gained by
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Required materials
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Recommended materials
Stem cells the handbook, second edition, edited by Stewart Sell
Study guide
Lecture hand outs
Articles and possible other material is communicated before/during the course
Instructional modes
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Tests
Presentation
Test weight10
Minimum grade-
Test typeInterim examination
Number of opportunities1
OpportunitiesBlock GS3
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Final report
Test weight40
Minimum grade-
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Number of opportunities1
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Written examination
Test weight50
Minimum grade5
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock GS3, Block GS4
Test duration in minutes-

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