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Module

BMS3003 : Business Enterprise for the Bioscientist

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Carys Watts
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To introduce students to enterprise and entrepreneurship in relation to biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.
To examine and compare small and start up enterprises, including University spin outs alongside large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
To introduce aspects of finance, intellectual property rights, business law and marketing for business development.
To utilise bioscience knowledge to solve bioscience problems.
To develop student’s enterprise awareness, teamwork skills and abilities with emphasis on employability skills.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will include:
Comparing university spin outs, Small-Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and large pharma and biotech
Identifying bioscience problems or areas for improvement, and generating solutions/improvements
Business feasibility planning
Team working
Financing the initial research into an idea
Market research and marketing
Legal issues: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and business type/structure
Social, political and ethical considerations

Enterprise development and innovation problem solving.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable