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Postgraduate Course: Commercial Aspects of Drug Discovery (PGBI11076)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaPostgraduate Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course description**Online Distance Learning Course**

This course gives the student a general, illustrated overview over the different stages in drug discovery from the industrial perspective. A wide range of biotech and pharma business models will be presented and analysed including non-profit models for drug discovery through government agencies. The practicalities of starting up a new company in the biotech area will be explored and ideas and business plans for potential start up companies will be evaluated.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course a student should have:
& Knowledge of the cost structure of a traditional pharmaceutical corporation.
& An understanding of the development pipeline of a major pharmaceutical corporation
& Knowledge of the regulatory hurdles that must be passed to bring a new compound to market and the costs associated with these hurdles
& An ability to put together and evaluate a business plan for a start-up biotech company.
Assessment Information
50 % group assessment (including maximum 20% variation for Peer Assessment of contribution)

50 % electronic portfolio comprising learning log and contribution to Skills Profile
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordseCADD
Contacts
Course organiserProf Malcolm Walkinshaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3719
Email: M.Walkinshaw@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Vicky Mactaggart
Tel: (0131 6)51 7052
Email: Vicky.Mactaggart@ed.ac.uk
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