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BT1502: INTRODUCTION TO BIOBUSINESS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 26 May 2017 16:46


Course Overview

  • this course will provide you with a flavour of the ways in which scientific ideas can be commercialised;
  • the main aim of this course is to introduce you to the language of business and demystify some of the jargon that surrounds business models, intellectual property rights and finance;
  • this is the first in a 3 course option (year 1 or 2, year 3 and year 4) that can lead to you obtaining your BSc in a discipline of Medical Science with Bio-Business and open up a whole new range of career options for you

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Heather Wallace

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • One of Anatomy (AN) or Biochemistry (BC) or Biomedical Sciences (BM) or Biotechnology (BT) or Developmental Biology (DB) or Genetics (GN) or Immunology (IM) or Molecular Biology (MB) or Microbiology (MC) or Pharmacology (PA) or Physiology (PY) or Sports Science (SR)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • BT1501 Introduction to Bio-Business (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will comprise a series of lectures and tutorials which will cover the "language" of biobusiness using a number of real case studies from companies in the medical sciences (e.g. What is a company? What is management? How do markets work? Decision making process).

Further Information & Notes

Normally only available to level 1 or 2 students studying MSci/BSc degree programme disciplines taught within the School of Medical Sciences.

This course will be additional to the 120 level 1 or 2 credits required for the chosen degree programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Biochemistry (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Genetics (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Genetics (Immunology & Biobusiness)
  • BSc Immunology & Pharmacology (Biobus)
  • BSc Immunology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Molecular Biology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Biobusiness)
  • BSc in Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Biology & Biobusines
  • Bachelor Of Science In Microbiology (Biobusiness)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Physiology (Biobusiness)
  • Bcs in Neuroscience with Psychology (Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Dev Biology & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Physiology & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Human Embryology & Developmental Biology (Biobusiness
  • Bsc In Immunology And Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Sports & Exercise Science (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Bsc In Sports Studies (Exercise & Health & Biobusiness)
  • MSci Biochemistry (Biobusiness) with Ind Plt
  • MSci Biotechnology (Ap Mol Bio & Biobusiness) with Ind'l P'mnt
  • MSci Genetics (Biobusines) with Ind'l Pl'mnt
  • MSci in Molecular Biology (Biobusiness) with Industri Placem
  • Master In Science In Immunology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Master In Science In Microbiology(Biobus) With Ind Pla
  • Master In Science In Pharmacology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Master In Science In Physiology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy & Bio Bus) With Ip
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Develo Biolo & Bio Bus) With Ip
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Bio& Biobus) With Ip
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Bio Bus) With Ip
  • Msci In Genetics (Immunology & Biobusiness) With Ip
  • Msci In Neuroscience With Psychology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Sports & Exercise Science (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Sports Studies (Exercise & Health & Bio Bus) With Ip

Contact Teaching Time

10 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). Group presentations and essay.

Resit: 1 two-hour written exam.

Formative Assessment

N/A

Feedback

Written feedback provided on continuous assessment elements.

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