The Nanomedicine – Science and Applications course provides a thorough overview of the exciting and emerging discipline of nanomedicine which is already starting to transform the way that medical and healthcare solutions are developed and delivered. The course will focus on the impact that nanotechnology has in the advance of medicine and healthcare including its role in delivery of therapy, tissue engineering and biosensing/diagnosis techniques, and will discuss how to progress this area to meet future needs.
Each of the five days of the course has a dedicated theme and is led by key researchers in the field. When combined the course covers all aspects of nanomedicine, including diagnostics, therapeutics, biosensors and nanotechnologies for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The course will be valuable to those seeking an introduction to current research and applications in the subject.
The Nanomedicine – Science and Applications course can be taken alone, with or without academic credit, or as part of the MSc in Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care.
The aim of the module is to introduce researchers, health professionals and regulators to the applications of nanotechnologies in medicine and healthcare, especially in the areas of diagnostics, therapy and regenerative medicine.
The objectives of the course are:
- To introduce participants to the emerging field of nanomedicine and to give an overview of present and future applications of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials in medicine and healthcare and their limitations
- To provide an understanding of the scientific and regulatory obstacles to implementation of nanomedicines
- To provide an environment in which participants from a range of backgrounds can learn from eminent scientists in the field and can share their ideas in discussions with subject specialists
- To enable participants to make informed decisions about applications of nanotechnologies in their own field of work