Biomedical Engineering Cell and Tissue Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Course Director: Dr Ying Yang Cell and Tissue Engineering Course Director: Dr Nick Forsyth Contact Name: Position: Address: Telephone: Fax: Email: Website: Mrs Hildegarde Wright Course Administrator Keele University School of Medicine Clinical Education Centre University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust Newcastle Road, Staffordshire ST4 6QG 01782 672691 01782 672699 h.wright@keele.ac.uk www.keele.ac.uk/biomed

School of Medicine MSc, Postgraduate Diploma Full Time, Part Time

Introduction The School of Medicine hosts an active and successful academic programme. Most teaching takes place at the Guy Hilton Research Centre which is located immediately adjacent to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, providing access to workshops, offices and seminar rooms and the all-important direct connection with the full range of clinical activities. All students and staff members therefore have the opportunity to work directly with nursing and clinical staff. The Guy Hilton Research Centre was opened in 2006 and offers a patient treatment facilities alongside state of the art equipment for translational research including cell therapy suites, genomic facilities and advanced laser and diagnostic laboratories. The School embraces specialists working in the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry, covering the key medical and surgical subspecialties. A number of successful interdisciplinary research programmes are being carried out, and the postgraduate culture is very evident and ideally suited to the development and delivery of postgraduate courses. The Institute successfully integrates Keele University’s biomedical research strengths across the Faculties of Health and Natural Sciences. Following top-rated scores of 5 and 5* in the last two Research Assessment Exercises, in RAE 2008 ISTM’s research was recognised as 90% international quality with 10% as world leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The research environment in ISTM was commended as “of internationally recognised, excellent standard” enabling basic, strategic and applied research to take place with clear focus and routes into exploitation in bioscience industries and healthcare. Grant income is from the Research Councils, the Department of Health and major charities, as well as non-UK based organisations, including the EU and the NIH (USA).

Excellent library and study facilities are available at the Health Library, Clinical Education Centre Hospital Site and at the University Library on the main campus. Aims of the Course The aim of the courses is to provide multi-disciplinary Masters level postgraduate training in Biomedical Engineering and Cell and Tissue Engineering. These involve building on existing undergraduate knowledge in basic sciences and applying it to clinical applications of bioengineering and cell/tissue engineering relevant to the healthcare sector. The overall objectives are: • To provide courses at a postgraduate level leading to professional careers in biomedical engineering and cell/tissue engineering in a wide range of healthcare establishments such as medical organisations, medical research institutions and NHS Trust hospitals • To provide an opportunity for in-depth research into specialist and novel areas of biomedical engineering and cell/tissue engineering • To expose students to practical work in a hospital environment with hands-on knowledge of patient care • To introduce students to exciting new fields within biomedical and cell/tissue engineering such as molecular techniques in tissue engineering and novel technologies for physiological monitoring Entry Requirements Students holding a first or second class honours degree in engineering, physical or biological sciences, or other professional qualification acceptable to Keele University, are encouraged to apply.

chosen in relation to the appropriate subject discipline and expertise for the project. Compulsory attendance is required for all chosen modules except for the dissertation. This is an opportunity for students to undertake laboratory based research in their chosen topic and should demonstrate their understanding of the field via applications in healthcare. This is an opportunity for students to undertake laboratory based research in their chosen topic and should demonstrate their understanding of the field via applications in healthcare.uk Further information about the course can be found at: www.000-20. If you are unable to access this then an application form and the Postgraduate Prospectus can be requested via email: Home/EU: home-euadmissions@paa.000 words.ac. 45 credits options) plus a project and dissertation for 60 credits. Each student will be assigned a tutor for the dissertation module. A major part of the assessment will be based on the student’s research project and written dissertation. supported by tutorials and practical exercises. Collaborative learning and student-centred learning are also adopted giving widespread opportunity for group work and individual assignments. Biomedical Engineering Compulsory modules (each 15 credits) • Seminar programme • Physiological Measurement* • Medical Equipment and Technology Services Management • Biomedical Signal Processing • Medical Device Design Principles Option modules (each 15 credits) • Nanomagnetics in Nanomedicine • Stem Cell Therapy • Bioreactors and Growth Environments • Biomechanics • Molecular Techniques • Introduction of Medical Imaging • Biomaterials • Biosensors • Cell Biomechanics • Cell and Tissue Engineering • Healthcare Technology Assessment *A non-credited Physiology and Anatomy module is compulsory for students who cannot demonstrate previous knowledge of anatomy Project Dissertation (60 credits) Research project and final dissertation of 15. Students are also required to conduct extensive independent study.keele. Cell and Tissue Engineering Compulsory modules (each 15 credits) • Seminar Programme • Stem Cell Therapy • Bioreactors and Growth Environments • Cell and Tissue Engineering • Biomaterials Option Modules (each 15 credits) • Biomechanics • Molecular Techniques • Nanomagnetics in Nanomedicine • Physiological Measurement* • Medical Equipment and Technology Services Management • Biosensors • Introduction to Medical Imaging • Medical Device Design Principles • Cell Biomechanics • Healthcare Technology Assessment • Biomedical Signal Processing Project Dissertation (60 credits) Research project and final dissertation of 15.uk International: international@keele. Assessment Modules will be assessed by both in-course assessment and final examination.ac. made up of 120 credits from taught modules (75 credits core and compulsory.000 words.keele. An individual approach to student support will be adopted.ac.uk/ postgraduate. The module structure is set out below.uk/mbaeducationinternational 030312 .Course Structure and Content Details correct at time of printing These taught masters courses require satisfactory completion of at least 180 M level credits.000-20. Teaching and Learning Methods The courses are taught through subject-centred lectures. Application Procedure Details of application procedures are given on the postgraduate website at www.keele.ac.