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BT3502: BIO-BUSINESS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:46


Course Overview

  • this course builds on the basic information provided in the introductory course (BT1502);
  • the business models used by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry are explained and discussed;
  • the importance of protecting intellectual property rights and the basis of freedom to operate are described;
  • the basics of setting up a technology led business and how to finance this are also developed

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Heather Wallace

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either BT1501 Introduction to Bio-Business (Passed) or BT1502 Introduction to Bio-Business (Passed)
  • One of Anatomy (AN) (Studied) or Biochemistry (BC) (Studied) or Biomedical Sciences (BM) (Studied) or Biotechnology (BT) (Studied) or Developmental Biology (DB) (Studied) or Genetics (GN) (Studied) or Immunology (IM) (Studied) or Molecular Biology (MB) (Studied) or Microbiology (MC) (Studied) or Pharmacology (PA) (Studied) or Physiology (PY) (Studied) or Sports Science (SR) (Studied)
  • Programme Level 3

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will challenge students to think about the nature of research when driven by commercial outcomes. Many of the future recruitment opportunities for students with medical science skills may involve roles in bio-business development rather than exclusively research at the bench. This course hopes to enable our students to be at a competitive advantage when seeking such career opportunities when compared to those students that only have a traditional scientific background.

A series of lectures and tutorials, together with guest lectures from industry professionals, which will cover the key aspects of different business models in the bio-business sector.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Presentation 30%

Essay 30%

Essay 40%

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Essay

2 Essay style questions

Written report on virtual business

Essay

2 Essay style questions

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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