1. Case Study: Students to read an article ‘Eyes without a Face – Stem cell research and corneal implants’, and prepare a group consultation (5-6 students per group) involving discussion of the following topics and the possible conclusion to the case:
a. Stem cell function: differentiate adult and embryonic
b. Corneal-limbus stem cells — their function and use in transplants
c. Amniotic membrane use in cornea transplantation
d. Cornea transplant success and failure
e. Concerns with stem cell use in cornea transplants
2. Students will conduct online research to find out the possible outcome of the case study. Groups are to post their findings and conclusion in the Health Science blog & each student is to reflect the learning point from the other group.