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BT5706: ADVANCED BIO-BUSINESS FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 01 Nov 2019 14:40


Course Overview

This advanced course builds on the basics provided in Introduction to Bio-business and the Commercialisation of Bioscience Research (BT5012).  It provides more detail on financing and setting up a Bio-business.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 20 credits (10 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Heather Wallace

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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

The aim of this course is to provide a detail paradigm for setting up and running a successful a biotechnology based business.

The course deals in depth with finance, corporate governance and business models. The major assessment involves the students working together in teams to set up a virtual bio-business and to pitch this business to a group of experts in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector (“Dragons”). The team will adopt the roles of senior management team (C-suite) and present to the experts their part of the business.

The course comprises lectures and tutorial sessions where the students work in their teams to build their business.

Staff are available at all tutorials to facilitate discussion and to answer questions.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 38

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Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 35

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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Executive Summary

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 38

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Flyer

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 37 Feedback Weeks 38

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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 37 Feedback Weeks 37

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the roles of the Board of Management and the C-suite team
ConceptualApplyUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to explain the requirements for setting up a biotechnology based business
FactualApplyUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe the finances required for setting up a business
FactualAnalyseUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss and analyse the protection of IPR
ConceptualEvaluateUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate what success looks like for a young biotech company
ReflectionCreateUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to advertise their business to the lay public
FactualUnderstandUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the roles of the Board of Management and the C-suite team
ConceptualApplyUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to explain the requirements for setting up a biotechnology based business
FactualApplyUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe the finances required for setting up a business
FactualAnalyseUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss and analyse the protection of IPR
ConceptualEvaluateUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate what success looks like for a young biotech company
ReflectionCreateUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to advertise their business to the lay public
FactualUnderstandUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the roles of the Board of Management and the C-suite team
ConceptualApplyUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to explain the requirements for setting up a biotechnology based business
FactualApplyUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe the finances required for setting up a business
FactualAnalyseUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to discuss and analyse the protection of IPR
ConceptualEvaluateUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate what success looks like for a young biotech company
ReflectionCreateUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to advertise their business to the lay public

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