Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 50 cr

Type of the study module

Advanced Studies


Jonathan Massera, Soile Nymark, Oommen Podiyan Oommen, Minna Kellomäki

Learning Outcomes

- Learning outcomes have been divided in the following categories:

Genearl biomaterials and tissue engineering comptence:
The student
- Has developed a clear understanding on the principles of biomaterial science and tissue engineering
- Has developed an integrated insight on the role of cells, biomaterials, biophysical and chemical signals and growth factors in tissue engineering
- Understands ethical and legal considerations of tissue engineered-products, in clinical use
- Can describe how the tissues and organs can be reconstructed with the help of tissue engineering
- Can separate and compare different tissue types and organ structures both in macroscopic and microscopic level

Learning Skills and critical thinking:
The student
- Understands scientific thinking, reasoning and explanation
- Gathers, processes, evaluates, analyses and uses information in a versatile, critical and ethical way
- Promotes self-guidance/-management

The student
- Complies with the research and professional ethics of his/her field
- Is familiar with the principles of sound scientific practice and acts accordingly

Employability skills:
The student
- Is able to act as a member of a work community and takes into account the diversity of actors in the work
- Is able to give, accept and utilize criticism

Interaction and communication skills:
The student
- Is able to use the language and/or presentation skills in working life, scientific activities and/or in societal discussion
- Has good work community skills and is able to work in a multi-professional environment
- Applies the principles of scientific writing, reporting and information retrieval
- Has the ability to give, accept and utilize justified criticism

Information technology and digital skills:
The student
- Is able to apply data analysis skills and/or present the data in a visual form

The student
- Thinks creatively and sees alternative solutions
- Understands the regulation and basic terminology of product development and/or life cycle

Economic and leadership skills:
The student
- Has leadership skills, for example is able to manage own and/or others work in a goal-oriented manner in working life
- Has project management skills and is able to act in different roles in a project, for example as a leader

International outlook and global responsibility:
The student
- Works in international operating environments and/or is capable of international and intercultural communication in his/her work and in its development
- Is able to organize activities to find and implement solutions that promote sustainable development


BMT-61227 Medical Biomaterials or other corresponding studies ( Mandatory )


Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Class
BMT-72106 Cellular Biophysics 5 cr IV  
BMT-73107 Bioceramics and their Clinical Applications 5 cr IV  
BMT-73206 Biodegradable Polymers 5 cr IV  
BMT-73256 Biodegradable Polymers Laboratory Course 5 cr V  
BMT-74206 Tissue Engineering Applications 5 cr IV  
YHTTAY-24406 Tissue Biology 6 cr V  
Total 31 cr  

Optional Compulsory Courses

Course Credit points Alternativity Class
BMT-62306 Research Project in Biomedical Engineering 5 cr 1   V  
BMT-84006 Project Work in Biomedical Engineering 2-8 cr 1   V  

1. Select 1 courses. Choose one of the two compulsory courses BMT-62306 or BMT-84006

Complementary Courses

Should be completed to the minimum study module extent of 50 ETCS

Course Credit points Class
BMT-51016 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 5 cr IV  
BMT-53807 Methods in Single Cell Biology 3 cr IV  
BMT-63206 Bioelectronics 4 cr V  
BMT-73316 Nanomedicine and Advanced Drug Delivery Technologies 5 cr V  
BMT-7816 Biosensors 5 cr V  
MOL-32228 Electron Microscopy 5 cr V  
MOL-42166 Rheology 5 cr V  
YHTTAY-24686 Stem Cells 3 cr IV  
YHTTAY-24696 Stem Cells Laboratory Course 4 cr IV  

Additional information

Contact Person: Oommen P. Oommen

Updated by: Korpela Anjariitta, 16.01.2019