This module covers scientific, technical, business and socio-economic perspectives of the life sciences industry.
The aim of this Module is to provide the student with a perspective on the life sciences industry, including commercial and research aspects of the processes of drug discovery and bioproduct development.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Appraise technological and commercial activities of selected biomedical industries and research institutes and appreciate their business perspectives.
2. Critically discuss development frameworks for bioproduct or bioprocess innovation that may be used by a life sciences company to gain competitive advantage
3. Review and analyse the process of bioproduct development from lab to clinic
1 The Process of Bioproduct Development
The development of industrial bioproducts such as immuondiagnostic kits, enzymes (eg. kinases), proteins (eg. cytochrome p450) from laboratory to market will be explained and demonstrated (during industrial visits) to students.
2 Biobusiness perspectives
General business strategies and marketing concepts relating particularly to the health-care market. Operations management. New bioproduct development. Biotechnology and legal issues (eg. regulatory/safety issues, intellectual property rights, biopatenting).
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Learning outcomes of this module will be achieved and graduate attributes enhanced by students attending lectures, tutorials, guest seminars and industrial visits. Independent self- study and literature-based research will be required for the assessments.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||18|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||0|
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.