TECHNIQUES FOR BONE REGENERATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding.
Students need learn the fundaments of the structure and component of signaling pathways the the bone, biomaterials and implant prosthetics for tissue regeneration in implantology
Applying knowledge and understanding
Students must use known techniques for development of a protocol for the isolation, expanction and characterization of osteogenic and chondrogenic progenitors.
Ability to reason about biomechanics, biomaterials in regenerative medicine study appeared on an article of an international journal and/or PhD-thesis
Ability to understand and be understood in technical situations
Ability to summarize a technical procedure and to write a scientific progress report
Gain a detailed understanding on: functional anatomy of the components that structure the osteogenic stem cell niches techniques of isolation, characterization, expansion and differentiation of osteogenic and chondrogenic progenitor biomechanics of structural, molecular and cellular bone and biomaterials in regenerative medicine
Getting familiar with problems related to cellular and molecular bone metabolism, in relation to the regeneration/anabolic capability of the skeleton.
Human Anatomy and Histology
Course contents summary
The first lesson covers the anatomical and histological component of the bone.
Subsequent lessons treat the Biomaterials and implant prosthetics
The last lessons are focused on the osteogenic molecules and on the regeneration/osteointegration
Techniques of bone tissue regeneration
Biomaterials and implant prosthetics and tissue regeneration in periodontology
Techniques of bone regeneration
The biomechanic, structure, molecular and cellular properties of the bone
The osteogenic molecules in the regeneration and / or the osteointegration between bones and stromal cells and biomaterials.
International reviews and scientific commentaries will dispensed by the teacher
Oral lesson, lectures. Assimilation of scientific literature concerning the methods, the experimental protocols, the animal models, stem cell culture isolation and characterization procedures.
Assessment methods and criteria
End-of-term evaluation and continuous assessment. Written examination by a multiple (four) choice tests.
4 questions on the content of the course. Students must answer correctly at least to 2 questions.