Hepatocyte Transplantation

How does our liver repair itself?

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60 minutes

This 60-minute programme explores hepatocyte transplantation, a new technique that can have great benefits for the human liver – and also introduces pupils to the possibilities of an exciting career in science.

The 18-minute film features liver specialist Dr Charlotte Lee discussing her work and giving a brief introduction to the liver: what it does, how it works, and how it can be repaired via cell transplantation. The fun activity on the two-page learning sheet shows how to look at the different structures that make up an animal cell using a biscuit and some topping treats.

Lesson plan

Curriculum links

Science: Working Scientifically, Structure & Function of Living Organisms (KS3), Cell Biology (KS4)
Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5

Northern Ireland:
Science & Technology: Organisms & Health
Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5

Sciences: Biological Systems
Levels: Third/Fourth Level, Senior Phase

Science & Technology: Being Curious, The World Around Us
Progression Steps: PS4, PS5, A levels