Mechanobiology has emerged as a new field of science that integrates biology and engineering and is now considered to have significant influence on the development of technologies for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. It is well known that tissues and cells are sensitive to their mechanical environment and changes to this environment can affect the physiological and pathophysiological processes. Understanding the mechanisms by which biological cells sense and respond to mechanical signals can lead to the development of novel treatments and therapies for a variety of diseases. The objectives are: a) To understand the basic principles of cell biology. b) Learn to apply and integrate engineering principles to biological processes. c) To understand the basic principles of mechanobiology and its importance in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine d) Understand the challenges and difficulties involved in the field of mechanobiology e) Develop basic research skills in mechanobiology.
through semester assessment (60%) and final exam (40%)
6 credit points of 1000-level biology, 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry and 6 credit points of 2000-level physiology or equivalent