Innovation in Bioscience and Medicine (C7117)
15 credits, Level 6
The purpose of this module is to provide you with an overview of how research in the Life Sciences can lead to innovation in society, and the factors that shape, boost or inhibit such innovation.
The module explores the applications of bioscience, particularly in medicine, its products and processes, and their patterns of development. It examines the mechanisms through which products and services are commercialised, such as university-industry links, spin-off firms and corporate alliances.
Wider regulatory and ethical debates and the role they play in the development of biotechnology are also explored.
50%: Coursework (Essay)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 48 hours of contact time and 102 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Biochemistry (research placement) MSci
- Biochemistry (with an industrial placement year) BSc
- Biochemistry BSc
- Biochemistry MSci
- Biology (research placement) MSci
- Biology BSc
- Biology MSci
- Biomedical Science (research placement) MSci
- Biomedical Science BSc
- Biomedical Science MSci
- Genetics (research placement) MSci
- Genetics BSc
- Genetics MSci
- Medical Neuroscience (research placement) MSci
- Medical Neuroscience BSc
- Medical Neuroscience MSci
- Neuroscience (research placement) MSci
- Neuroscience BSc
- Neuroscience MSci
- Neuroscience with Cognitive Science (research placement) MSci
- Neuroscience with Cognitive Science BSc
- Neuroscience with Cognitive Science MSci
- Zoology (research placement) MSci
- Zoology BSc
- Zoology MSci