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Semester 1 - Online
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What does it take to develop something innovative and then move it from the laboratory out into the real world? Scientists must negotiate a labyrinth of hurdles, ranging from conducting bullet-proof data analysis, designing clinical trials, developing and managing intellectual property, assessing contracts, and setting up Total Quality Management systems in a biotech setting. Students will learn how to navigate these hurdles as applied to a range of possible inventions, such as therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, GMOs and other bio-science-related creations.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to:
- Evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to the discovery and subsequent development of biotechnologies;
- Investigate the inputs into biotechnologies required from a range of disciplines from basic science to intellectual property management;
- Differentiate the roles of various regulatory bodies around the world and the complexity of idea scale-up to product development, whether it be a drug, medical device or food;
- Develop effective communication skills appropriate for a professional context.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain skills in:
- applying advanced analysis, scientific communication and critical analytical skills in an industry based practice;
- demonstrating the breadth of knowledge gained in an inter-disciplinary approach;
- analysing projects holistically and identifying and integrating multiple disciplines in order to solve problems;
- exercising critical judgement, being capable of rigorous and independent thinking, being able to account for their decisions;
- examining critically, synthesizing and evaluating knowledge pertaining to biotechnology;
- high level written report presentation skills;
- oral communication and presentation skills;
- time management and self-management skills.
Last updated: 11 February 2021