|Instructor(s)||Loraine Chiu [Coordinator]|
Office Hours: TBA
|Calendar Description||Tissue engineering approach for augmentation or replacement of compromised tissue function in nerve, microvessels, skin and cartilage. Integrative exploration of the use of three-dimensional polymeric scaffolds and drug delivery vehicles, and gene therapy and cellular engineering for functional repair of injured tissues.|
|Prerequisites||BLG 601 and BLG 701|
|Learning Objectives (Indicators)|
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
|Teaching Assistants||Ms. Arianna Soave|
Mr. Roberto Tarantino
Ms. Aisha Momin
Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.
|Examinations||Midterm exam in Week 7, two hours, closed book (covers Weeks 1-6)|
Final exam, during exam period, three hours, closed-book (covers Weeks 1-13).
|Other Evaluation Information||Important Notes:|
Attendance in all classes, tutorials and labs are required. In particular, students are expected actively participate in labs and tutorials. Taking proper notes of lectures and tutorials are advised.
Labs and Reports
(a) Labs will be held in Biology/Microbiology Lab., KHE 313/315 bi-weekly.
The detail information can be gathered in BME 703 Tissue Engineering
(b) A student absent in any lab will need to provide valid reasons for the
absence along with supporting official documents.
(c) All lab reports must have the standard cover page which can be
completed and printed from the Department website at:
The cover page must be signed by the student(s) prior to the submission of the work. The submission of assignment and reports should be organized in the following order:
i. Cover page
ii. Question sheet
iii. Students’ solution (for homework assignments) and lab results (for
Please note that submissions without the cover pages will NOT be accepted.
Any late submission of laboratory report is outlined in BME 703 Tissue Engineering Laboratory Manual. Any late submission of homework assignment (without justifiable reasons and advanced notice to the instructor/TA) will result in a mark deduction as below:
a. 1 day: 25% deduction
b. 2 days: 50% deduction
c. 3 days: unacceptable
Introduction to Tissue Engineering
Chapter 1 Sections 1.1-1.3 and Notes
Chapter 2 Sections 2.1-2.3 and Notes
Chapters 3,4 Sections 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.3 and Notes
Tissue Dynamics and Morphogenesis
Chapter 5 Sections 5.1-5.3 and Notes
Chapters 6,7 Sections 6.1-6.5, 7.1-7.4 and Notes
Cellular Fate Processes
Chapter 10 Sections 10.1-10.7 and Notes
Cell and Tissue Culture
Chapter 11 Sections 11.1-11.4 and Notes
Chapter 13 Sections 13.1-13.5 and Notes
Scaling Up for Ex Vivo Cultivation
Preparation and Biosafety
Preparation and Technical Writing for Engineers
Preparation and Biostatistics
Preparation and Aseptic and Sterile Techniques
Preparation and Instrumentation
Growth of Cells
When possible, students are required to inform their instructors of any situation which arises during the semester which may have an adverse effect upon their academic performance, and must request any consideration and accommodation according to the relevant policies as far in advance as possible. Failure to do so may jeopardize any academic appeals.
Ryerson's Policy 60 (the Academic Integrity policy) applies to all students at the University. Forms of academic misconduct include plagiarism, cheating, supplying false information to the University, and other acts. The most common form of academic misconduct is plagiarism - a serious academic offence, with potentially severe penalties and other consequences. It is expected, therefore, that all examinations and work submitted for evaluation and course credit will be the product of each student's individual effort (or an authorized group of students). Submitting the same work for credit to more than one course, without instructor approval, can also be considered a form of plagiarism.
Suspicions of academic misconduct may be referred to the Academic Integrity Office (AIO). Students who are found to have committed academic misconduct will have a Disciplinary Notation (DN) placed on their academic record (not on their transcript) and will normally be assigned one or more of the following penalties:
The unauthorized use of intellectual property of others, including your professor, for distribution, sale, or profit is expressly prohibited, in accordance with Policy 60 (Sections 2.8 and 2.10). Intellectual property includes, but is not limited to:
For more detailed information on these issues, please refer to the Academic Integrity policy(https://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol60.pdf) and to the Academic Integrity Office website (https://www.ryerson.ca/academicintegrity/).