CPD Cell Technology

FHEQ7, 20 credits

Start dates

January 2022

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Total cost: £1,028


City campus

Course aim

This course provides an understanding of cell culture as a technological component of aspects of biological research and commercial exploitation.

Course content

  • Animal cell culture methods and factors necessary for the maintenance and growth of cells in culture
  • Design of culture facilities
  • Safety issues
  • Genetic engineering of animal cells: infection, expression vectors, immortalised cell lines, transgenic animals
  • Animal cell products and commercialisation
  • Plant cell culture and commercial products derived from plant cells
  • Protein expression and processing. Scale-up, bioreactors, process control and downstream processing

Teaching and learning

Course length

The study mode is part-time. Attendance is for one half day for one semester. The intake is every January.

Learning activities

The course is delivered via a combination of lectures and practical classes.

Learning outcomes

After completing the module students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the applications of cell technology and critically discuss the techniques used in culturing animal cells
  2. Critically discuss the principles involved in the commercial production of therapeutic agents from cells
  3. Analyse, interpret and critically discuss data relating to cell technology
  4. Critically evaluate methods which are commonly used in plant cell culture

Entry requirements

Students will be employer sponsored and are likely to have a science BSc. Each application will be treated individually in order to determine whether or not the student is likely to be able to deal with the level and materials covered in the module.

How to apply

 Please apply using the postgraduate online application form


The assessment item list is assessed via the learning outcomes listed:

  • Examination (outcomes 1, 2 and 4)
  • Report (outcomes 3 and 4)

CPD award

CPD Cell Technology, FHEQ7, 20 credits

Further information

Dr Mark Murphy, Course Leader
 0151 231 2885
Email: M.F.Murphy@ljmu.ac.uk

Mark Prosser, Programme Administrator
 0151 231 2233
Email: M.A.Prosser@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.