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Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine (PATH3311, SEM-2, 2013, Crawley)

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine


SEM-2, 2013

Campus: Crawley

Unit Coordinator: Professor Patricia Price

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Unit details

Unit title Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine
Unit code PATH3311 Credit points 6
Availability SEM-2, 2013 (29/07/2013 - 23/11/2013)
Location Crawley Mode On-campus

Contact details

Faculty Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
School Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
School website http://www.pathology.uwa.edu.au
Unit coordinator Professor Patricia Price
Email patricia.price@uwa.edu.au
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Unit contact hours Lectures: 2– hrs per week; labs/tutorials: 2–3 hrs per week
Online handbook http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/unitdetails?code=PATH3311
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Unit rules

Prerequisites PATH3303 Advanced Pathology and Laboratory Medicine or Biomedical Science major Level 2 units
Corequisites PATH3354 Immunology and Immunopathology is recommended
Advisable prior study
Approved quota 40

Unit description

This unit provides an understanding of biological processes and mechanisms during regeneration and repair and concepts of how they can be used and manipulated for the development of therapeutic strategies in a range of human disorders. This includes pathobiology of tissues and organs and the role of repair and regeneration, stem cell and cloning technology in therapeutics, the use of physical devices in repair and regeneration, solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, good manufacture practice (GMP), principles governing therapeutic goods administration and ethical problems in biotherapeutics.

Learning outcomes

Students acquire an understanding of (1) the processes and mechanisms of tissue and organ regeneration and repair; (2) how this information can be used to devise therapeutic strategies including organ transplantation, cell therapy and gene therapy; and (3) quality assurance systems and auditory processes for therapeutic goods.

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This comprises practical reports, two seminars, a class test, an oral examination and a final examination containing essay questions.

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