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gsw130 - Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology (Complete module description)
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Module label Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology
Module abbreviation gsw130
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Clinical Modules
Responsible persons
  • Mertsch, Sonja (module responsibility)
  • Mertsch, Sonja (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Schrader, Stefan (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of regenerative research
++ deepened knowledge of clinical aspects of eye diseases
++ deepened knowledge of biological lab methods and clinical diagnostics
(classical tissue engineering, cell culture and molecular laboratory methods)
++ systematic understanding in translational research
  + interdisciplinary thinking
  + critical and analytical thinking
++ data analysis and interpretation skills
++ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
++ teamwork
Module contents
The module focuses on regenerative medicine in ophthalmology.

Fundamentals of ophthalmologic diseases and insights of current ophthalmologic research projects including tissue engineering methods

Practical laboratory work: generation of tissue engineered artificial cornea, preparation of porcine cornea and retina, cultivation of primary corneal stem cells, sample preparation for protein and mRNA, Western Blotting, PCR, Paraffin sectioning, HE-staining
Recommended reading
Textbooks of ophthalmology, anatomy, current literature concerning tissue engineering methods in ophthalmology. Primary and secondary literature of the field will be provided and introduced at the first meeting.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency winter semester
Module capacity 5
Reference text
The number of participants is limited to 5. Students which are enrolled in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine will be preferred.
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Teaching/Learning method Lecture and Exercise
Previous knowledge basic knowledge of cell culture methods, protein and mRNA isolation methods
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1 WiSe 14
Exercises 3 WiSe 42
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
protocol  (30%) and presentation (70%)