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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

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
  • Professor Heather Wallace

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Anatomy (AN) (Studied) or Biochemistry (BC) (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)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • BT1501 Introduction to Bio-Business (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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

Resit: 1 two-hour written exam.

Formative Assessment



Written feedback provided on continuous assessment elements.

Course Learning Outcomes


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