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BS936 - Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation

  • Module code: BS936
  • Module name: Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The primary aim of this module is to integrate information from the other core modules by addressing the issues concerned with conversion of an idea in bio-science to a commercial reality. The module draws from information in the core business and bioscience modules and concludes with the student formulating, writing and presenting a Business Plan.

Principal learning outcomes

(a) Subject knowledge and understanding A broad knowledge and understanding of the requirements and issues associated with the successful conversion of an idea in bio-sciences to an exploitable, commercial product; the stages in establishing a bio-science business with emphasis on legislation, finance and ethics; Expansion of the analytical and writing skills necessary to produce a Business Plan; (b) Subject Specific and Key Skills: Recognise and analyse the specific problems associated with the development and exploitation of biological systems in a commercial process; Communication skills, particularly with non-scientists; Business Plan construction and presentation. (c) Cognitive skills: The primary challenge for this module is for students to identify, analyse and resolve scientific, financial, legislative and ethical issues pertinent to converting an idea for a bio-science product into a commercial reality.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures per week 10 x 1 hour; Seminar sessions 8 x 1 hour

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS936-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 30%
Assessed Course Work 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Medical Biotechnology and Business Management (J7N2) - Year 1
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