Credits: 5

Schedule: 21.04.2020 - 05.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Katrina Nordström

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

After the course the student has the ability
to:

1. Describe classes of cells
with potential for use for cell-based and tissue-engineering products

2. Present culturing
techniques, growth requirements in vivo and in vitro, and selected
bioreactors

3. Discuss choices and
materials for scaffolds, their properties and use in different culturing
systems

4. Present the product
development process of selected products and the key safety and ethical
issues

5. Outline key elements of commercialization,
including actors of the supply chain and Regulatory requirements

6. Present ideas about entreprenreurship actitvities in this area

 


Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student has the ability to:

1. describe classes of cells with potential for use for cell-based and tissue-engineering products

2. present culturing techniques, growth requirements in vivo and in vitro, and selected bioreactors

3. discuss choices and materials for scaffolds

4. present the product development process of selected products and the key safety and ethical issues

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Cell and tissue engineering and case examples of products.  Stem cells and their properties. Function of the ECM, scaffolds and growth in2D and 3D including bioreactors.  Control of contamination,  safety, efficacy and ethics.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Cell and tissue engineering and case examples of
products.  Stem cells and their properties. Function of the ECM, scaffolds
and growth in2D and 3D as well as in bioreactors.  Control of contamination, safety,
efficacy, GMP and ethics.  Supply chains
of living products, case examples of successful products, roles of actors of
the supply chain, including Regulatory requirements and challenges thereof.  Views of Cell and Tissue Engineering as a business sector and entrepreneurship. 


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Projects in groups. Grading is based on writted examination (50%) and project work (50%). Project work should be allocated some 5 hours /week on average. There is a home exam based on a textbook and selected online materials (to be announced in My Courses).

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

The assessment method for spring 2020 is not the same as stated above.  

Assessment for 2020. This is an intensive course, which includes lectures and group
work during the teaching sessions. Grading (points are gained) is based on
attendance to the teaching and group work sessions, a final seminar and written
home exam.  No compensating actions for
missed participation to the teaching sessions/group work sessions/seminar.
Students should not take the course if they can not participate in all sessions
(see below for further information)



Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Total 135 h = 5cr

Project work on given assignments

Exam

Final seminar

Other independent studying (online lectures and materials) 

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

This is an intensive course, which requires students to reserve up to 4h for each teaching session.  These teaching sessions consist of a short introduction by the teacher (45 minutes), followed by problem-soling group work by the participants, ending with a summary presented by the groups. We will also integrate elements of planning product development as a design experiment.  The course does not include laboratory work. 

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

To be announced before the start of the course, no need to buy textbook 

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=CHEM-E3225

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E3100 Biochemistry, CHEM-E3120 Microbiology or equivalent

 

 

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5 grading is based on projects (50%) and exam (50%)

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi. Max 25 students.  No late registraiton accepted.  Students will be admitted to the course in order of registration.  Due to sapce limiations, only available for students in the Biotechnology or Biosystems- and materials major.  Students with minor in 1. Biotechnology, 2. exchange/visting students are accepted only if there is space in the order spesified.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Can be taken in year 1 or year 2, providing that prerequisites are fulfilled.

 

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

This course will run for the last time in Spring 2020.  The maximum number of students in 2020 will be 30. Priority is given to Biotechnology and Biosystems major students. Exchange students, visiting students and students pursuing a minor, may inquire if there is space in the course, and will be admitted when the final number of students enrolled for the major is known. Please contact katrina. nordstrom@aalto.fi to ask about space in the course. 

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

An intensive course, please see the timetable in MyCourses for spring 2020. 

For time and place - please see updates in MyCourses during the spring of 2020. 

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