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BT3502: BIO-BUSINESS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Oct 2022 16:10


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
  • Dr I.R. Greig

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

  • Programme Level 3
  • Either BT1501 Introduction to Bio-Business (Passed) or BT1502 Introduction to Bio-Business (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • 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)

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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26, 29 - 31, 33
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 27 - 28, 32
  • 1 Seminar during University week27
  • 1 Workshop during University week30

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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

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Resit Assessments

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