New Therapeutic Strategies
Reference DHBIOM00000046
Taught in Majors List Master of Biomedical Sciences
Theory (A) 20.0
Exercises (B) 0.0
Training and projects (C) 5.0
Studytime (D) 120.0
Studypoints (E) 4
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? This course can not be taken through this kind of contract
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Separate credit contract mandatory
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Bart Vandekerckhove
Department GE06
Key Words

Compatibility, pathogen transmission, quality, blood products, cellular products, biopharmaceuticals, gene therapy

Position of the Course

The aim of this course is to make the student familiar with current thinking in blood and transplantation centers. The student will gain the background knowledge required to understand the issues in current transfusion medicine and transplantation medicine. During the course the relevant basic knowledge of immunology, microbiology and hematology/oncology is recapitulated and then goes on to apply this knowledge to transfusion and cell therapy and biopharmacotherapie


  • Regulation
  • Compatibility of cells, tissues en organs
  • Pathogen spreading through transfusion and transplantation
  • Quality Management
  • Collection and processing
  • Pathogen inactivation
  • Blood products
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Immunotherapie for cancer
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Gene therapie
  • Biopharmaceutics

Starting Competences

Having successfully completed the courses Cell biology, Immunology and Human pathogenesis from the bachelor program biomedical sciences, or having acquired the relevant ending objectives by other means.

Final Competences

Based on biologic, medical and technical argumentation, be able to propose and generate solutions to biomedical problems

understand medical transfusion therapie

understand cell therapy en know its relevance in today's medical practice

understand the rationale of biopharmaceutics

Teaching and Learning Material

Powerpoint presentations Syllabus


Course Content-Related Study Coaching

Teaching Methods

Evaluation Moments

Evaluation during examination period

Evaluation Methods

During examination period: written closed-book exam complemented with oral examination

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