The Stem Cell Technology Certificate Program focuses on modern aspects of stem cell technology, applications in regenerative medicine, and the techniques of stem cell science, including cell culture and characterization and maintenance of pluripotent human embryonic and adult stem cell lines.
Upon completion of the program, the students are expected to:
- Describe the specific culture requirements and characteristics of various stem cell lines;
- Demonstrate ability to routinely culture and maintain human pluripotent and multipotent stem cell lines
- Apply knowledge and skills in stem cell science in research projects.
Prerequisite: BS in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline.
Advanced Topics in Regenerative Medicine - 15 hr
A seminar series involving presentations and discussions of current knowledge of embryonic and adult stem cells and factors that regulate their growth and development. Emphasizes how advancements in cell and molecular biology and tissue engineering can be applied to the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine. Discusses social and ethical impacts of stem cell technology.
Advanced Stem Cell Technology - 45 hr
A laboratory intensive course focused on the technical aspects of human embryonic stem cell technology. Develops specific technical skills to successfully culture, characterize and maintain pluripotent human embryonic stem cells.
Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be granted a Certificate of Completion by the Extended University.