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Course module: 201800288
Introduction to Bioengineering Technologies
Course info
Course module201800288
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. J.C. Alers
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dr. J.C. Alers
Contactperson for the course
dr. J.C. Alers
Examiner J. Brands
Examiner P. Jonkheijm
prof.dr. H.B.J. Karperien
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • Student masters essential laboratory skills with a focus on cell culture experiments.
  • Student can keep a lab journal (advanced level).
  • Student masters academic information skills.
  • Student gets insight in own pre-knowledge level with respect to organic chemistry and cell biology necessary for the compulsory chemistry and cell biology courses in this track.
  • If necessary, student can fill knowledge gaps regarding organic chemistry and cell biology using a tailor-made plan for self study.
NOTE: This course is specifically aimed at students who did not complete a bachelor in Biomedical Technology at the University of Twente. This applies to international students and students who completed a bachelor other than Biomedical Technology. The purpose is to level background knowledge in cell biology and chemistry to the level of students who completed the bachelor in Biomedical Technology in Twente and to acquire or train lab skills.

NOTE: this course will start in the week BEFORE the start of the academic year
The course consists of practicals and self-study with diagnostic exams and assignments.
During the practicals students are familiarized with working safely in an ML-1 laboratory according to Dutch regulations. Students will be trained in essential lab skills such as pipetting, gel electrophoresis, spectrometry, microscopy and safe and sterile working in a biological safety cabinet. Students will perform an actual cell culture experiment. Students will learn to keep a lab journal at advanced level. The practicals will be performed in small groups with ample opportunity for individual feedback. Data from the cell culture experiment will be presented during a poster presentation.
This course also enables students to search, find, and evaluate scientific literature using the digital library. This also includes proper citing and referencing. Students will receive individual feedback on the search process and search results.
A poster workshop will optimally prepare students how to make and present a scientific poster.

Potential gaps in pre-knowledge will be assessed with diagnostic tests in cell biology and organic chemistry. Starting point will be to acquire the key learning objectives derived from the bachelor BMT which will be essential to successfully complete the compulsory master courses in Applied Cell Biology, Tissue Engineering and various chemical courses. From these diagnostic tests individual study programs will be designed to bridge the knowledge gap (if necessary). Online lecture material about key concepts in cell biology will be made available via Canvas. Also this year a comprehensive lecture that summarizes key concepts on organic chemistry will be organized. During the course additional diagnostic tests will be taken to monitor the progression of the students. If necessary, individual meetings with teaching staff can be arranged to provide the individual student with additional feedback. If necessary, students can take some chemistry classes form the bachelor BMT module 1 program (in English).  The final test will be poster presentation of the cell culture experiment placed in a broader perspective related to one of the research theme of this master track, namely,  cell material interactions. This will be representative for the required entrance level for the successful completion of the compulsory master courses
Participating study
Master Biomedical Engineering
Required materials
Recommended materials
Basic Bioscience Laboratory Techniques A pocket guide Bonner, P.L.R., Hargreaves, A.J. ISBN 9780470743096
Essential Cell Biology, 5th edition, Alberts
Essential Organic chemistry, Bruice, P.Y 3rd global edition, 2016
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance


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