Taught course

Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine

Institution
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Qualifications
Diploma

Entry requirements

This e-­learning programme is open to suitably qualified Greek and International graduates, holding at least a Degree in Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry or related fields.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The e-­learning programme in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine has a clinical focus, incorporating basic aspects of Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.

Students have the opportunity to learn about new, up to date technologies that are applicable to modern therapeutic approaches such as: stem cell applications, nanomedicine, tissue engineering. Project topics include:

  • stem cell biology;
  • scell therapy;
  • tissue engineering;
  • functionalized scaffolds;
  • biomaterials.

Programme Description

Lesson 1
CURRENT AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Section 1: Introduction to Regenerative Medicine
1.1. Definition
1.2. Principles of Regenerative medicine
1.3. Basic aspects of Regenerative medicine
Section 2: Fundamentals of cell based therapies
Section 3: Stem Cell Research

Lesson 2
BIOLOGIC AND MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Section 1: Molecular Organization of Cells
Section 2: Cell interactions with the microenvironment in tissue regeneration
Section 3: Pluripotency and regenerative medicine

Lesson 3
EMBRYONIC STEM CELL TYPES
Section 1: ES Cells
Section 2: iPSCs

Lesson 4
FETAL STEM CELLS
Section 1: Amniotic fluid stem cells
Section 2: Umbilical cord blood stem cells
Section 3: Stem cells derived from other embryonic tissues

Lesson 5
ADULT STEM CELLS
Section 1: Hematopoietic stem cells
Section 2: Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells
Section 3: Neural stem cells
Section 4: Hepatic Stem Cells
Section 5: Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells

Lesson 6
BIOMATERIALS IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Section 1: Biomaterials and scaffolds
Section 2: Polymers and cell-­substrate interactions
Section 3: Cell–Substrate Interactions

Lesson 7
NANOTECHNOLOGY AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Section 1: Components of a nanocarrier
Section 2: Nanotechnology in cell based therapies
Section 3: Non-­invasive monitoring methods
Section 4: Nanotechnology as a tool for biomaterial control.

Lesson 8
EXAMPLES THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS (CELL THERAPY)
Section 1: Bone Regeneration
Section 2: Blood regeneration
Section 3: Cell-­Based Repair for Cardiovascular Regeneration and Neovascularization
Section 4: Musculoskeletal Repair
Section 5: Hepatocyte Transplantation
Section 6: Neuronal Transplantation

Lesson 9
EXAMPLES OF THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS (TISSUE ENGINEERING)
Section 1: Principles of bone tissue engineering
1.1.Bone
1.2. Scaffolding Design Criteria for Bone Tissue Engineering
1.3. Nano-­fibrous Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering
Section 2: Principles of cartilage tissue engineering
2.1.Cartilage
2.2. Cartilage repair
2.3. Scaffolds in cartilage repair
Section 3: Principles of Ligaments tissue engineering
3.1. Ligaments
3.2. Cell therapy and Scaffolds in ligaments repair
Section 4: Principles of skin tissue engineering
4.1. Skin
4.2. Cell Therapy
4.3. Scaffolds in skin repair
Section 5: Vasculature tissue engineering
5.1. Vasculature tissue
5.2. Vasculature tissue engineering

Lesson 10
REGULATIONS AND ETHICS
Section 1: Ethical Considerations
Section 2: GMP facilities

Qualification and course duration

Diploma

distance learning
3 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
info@elearninguoa.org
Phone
+302103689359