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 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 course 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.
Nanomedicine – Science and Applications is a five-day intensive course with online support and written assignments. Each of the five days has a dedicated theme and will start with an introductory lecture, followed by lectures, case studies and discussions led by experts from the University of Oxford and distinguished guest by lectures, case studies and discussions led by experts from the University of Oxford and distinguished guest lecturers from academia, industry and regulatory bodies.
Day 1: Introduction to nanomedicine: challenges and opportunities
Day 2: Nanotechnologies for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
Day 3: Nano-Diagnostics
Day 4: Nano-Biosensors
Day 5: Nano-Pharmaceuticals
Short course participants who do not wish to undertake the assessed work required for academic credit, but who do satisfy the course participation requirements, will receive a certificate of completion.
Those successfully completing the course with academic credit can apply to receive a CATS point transcript. lecturers from academia, industry and regulatory bodies.
Application deadline: three weeks before the commencement of the course.
The Nanomedicine – Science and Applications course can be taken alone, with or without academic credit, or as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology and the MSc in Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care. For information see: http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/nano.