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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Stem Cells and Translational Neurology

Postgraduate Course: Innovation to Industry (STEM11012)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIn this course students will take their skills and learning garnered from the Stem Cells & Industry course and expand upon not only their previous learning but also their initial assessment from that course, the Lean Canvas model.

Students will expand their learning by focusing on Business innovation and enterprise, good manufacturing practice, funding revenues and regulatory paradigms as well as being taught by someone who has gone through the system of the MSc to a business enterprise
Course description As stated previously this course will cover in detail:

1. Business innovation and enterprise
2. GMP and other regulations
3. Funding streams

Students will learn more about business innovation and enterprise and the use of the Business Model Canvas to identify key elements in a new business proposition and how an idea may be taken to an industrial level, the complexities of standard operating procedures and humanising protocols and how Good Manufacturing Practice applies to therapies and products.

Business plan
Students will be expected to work in small groups to generate a business plan for a novel application/use of stem cell technologies with respect to a neurodegenerative disease situation. These ideas will come from their lean canvas ideas from their previous course, Stem Cells and Industry. Students will work closely with each other and course director(s) to initially formulate their idea, which will then be used as a teaching tool through which they will appreciate and apply the concepts introduced throughout the course. Through this process they will then be expected to expand and refine their novel idea, working together to create a business plan for its commercial development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start MVM Online Learning Block 3
Course Start Date 08/04/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Online Activities 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course will be 100% assessed by coursework, with the business plan forming the bulk of this assessment.

We would plan to split this business plan into 2 parts with the business model canvas forming a proportion of their final mark and the rest being formed from the completed business plan proposal
Feedback Students will have feedback provided in multiple ways throughout the course. There will be discussion boards will be used throughout the course and present multiple opportunities for students to gain feedback and input to their work and understanding.

Furthermore there will be several specific opportunities for formative feedback that students will have prior to any official assessments. These formative feedback points will allow students to gain feedback on their business models and writing capabilities as well as demonstrating their understanding of the literature and relevant areas for their business models.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The purpose and use of the Business Model Canvas
  2. How industrial processes differ from academic research, in the areas of GMP, QA and scale
  3. How legislation and regulatory bodies affect the production and delivery of stem cells
  4. Communicate and engage with the course┬┐s concepts and principles with others outwith their own field
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Via group assessment students will evaluate and improve their communication abilities as well as critically assessing their own and others work as well as their roles and responsibilities

2. Students will need to display a significant individual drive and determination to engage with this course and their groupings and remain focused

3. Students will need to not only critically assess their own work with respect to generating their business plans but also learn to deal with and interact with others in their groups
KeywordsBusiness model canvas,Industry,regenerative neurology,good manufacturing processes,stem cells
Course organiserDr David Hampton
Tel: (0131) 242 9421
Course secretaryMiss Ana-Maria Lungu
Tel: 0131 242 7355
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