Credits: 5

Schedule: 21.04.2020 - 05.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Katrina Nordström

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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.

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).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Total 135 h = 5cr

Project work on given assignments


Final seminar

Other independent studying (online lectures and materials) 

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

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.



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