Taught course

Regenerative Medicine: Industrial and Clinical Delivery

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant biological discipline, or a medical/veterinary degree.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The pharmaceutical and life sciences industries are investing in stem cells, either in direct applications where the stem cells themselves would be used for therapy or indirectly, where stem cell derived tissues will be used for drug screening and toxicity testing.

This programme is intended to meet current and future needs of the pharmaceutical industry and health care providers by providing a cadre of well-trained scientists capable of fulfilling managerial, administrative, research and technical roles within the developing commercial regenerative medicine sector.

Our programme covers key theoretical and practical aspects of the growth and maintenance of pluripotent stem cell lines, the directed differentiation of these cells into defined tissue phenotypes, and the maintenance of the differentiated state under conditions suitable for drug testing/screening programs.

Essential elements of good practice will also be included, such as quality assurance and the regulatory framework that surrounds the derivation, storage and use of human cells.

Our teaching is multidisciplinary, with contributions from the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and bioinformatics.

Information for international students

Programme Director, Paul TraversTo find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Director, Paul Travers
Email
paul.travers@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 9548