Regenerative Medicine

Course Information
TitleΑΝΑΓΕΝΝΗΤΙΚΗ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ / Regenerative Medicine
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAristeidis Kritis
Course ID600015006

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΙΑ0249 Biochemistry 1
  • ΙΑ0250 Biochemistry 2
  • ΙΑ0256 General Physiology
  • ΙΑ0273 Medical Biology
  • ΙΑ0342 Physiology I
  • ΙΑ0343 Physiology II
General Prerequisites
The elective course of regenerative medicine is offered to students of the 5th year of study, after they have been exposed to multiple courses of medical/dental specialties in which regenerative medicine offers its services. Having already a good background in the basic sciences, referred to as prerequisite courses above, they will be able to understand and assimilate the knowledge of stem cell physiology and their uses in cellular therapies, therapeutic approaches of gene therapy and the methods and practices of tissue engineering, all comprising therapeutic approaches of regenerative medicine. The course will help students to understand the role of regenerative medicine in restoring different pathological modalities in the fields already taught and will cover the need to acquire knowledge in a rapidly growing field of science.
Learning Outcomes
The student at the end of the clinical practice should: • Know what regenerative medicine/dentistry is dealing with • Understand the different approaches to the development of specialized / personalized therapies. • Link the theory to practice by exposiure to a stem cell culture lab. • Be familiarized with the use of stem cells as a therapeutic agent. • Appriciate the contribution of other disciplines to the development of regenerative medicine/dentistry therapies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is the introduction of the undergraduate student of the 5th year of studies to the latest developments in the field of regenerative medicine and cutting-edge technologies that create new therapeutic approaches for many pathological entities in both medicine. 1. Historical review of regenerative medicine 2. Introduction to stem cells (Embryonic, Adult stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, basic biological mechanisms) 3. Tissue and organ development Histological identification of regenerated tissue 4. Methods in regenerative medicine 5. Applied mechanics in tissue regeneration 6. Regeneration of cartilage and bone, applications in orthopedics/stomatology 7. Cell therapy for heart disease 8. Stem cells of the oral cavity: from bench to bed side 9. Stem cells in neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology 10. Applications of cellular gene therapy in Hematology 11. Cancer Stem Cells in Oral Cancer/Oral Pharynx 12. Cell Therapies Clinical Studies 13. Advanced therapeutic medical products, Greek and Community legislation.
Regenerative Medicine, stem cells, cell therapies, gene therapies
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment40.2
Student Assessment
Student assessment will be conducted through written examinations and presentations of scientific works in small groups.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις για τους φοιτητές και επιστημονική βιβλιογραφία
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