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260.815.01 THE BUSINESS OF ACADEMIC BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
4th term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  2:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
George Dimopoulos
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

None

Description:

Addresses topics related to business aspects of academic biomedical research, and focuses specifically on organizational, managerial, political, strategic and economical characteristics of academic biomedical research. Prepares students for a career in academic biomedical research by discussing essential features for success, other than the actual science.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the economics of academic biomedical research at an institutional and national scale
  2. Explain basic concepts of research institutions organizational structure and behavior
  3. Assess the quality of leadership and management styles in an academic research environment
  4. Develop competitive research project portfolios
  5. Define basic funding and publishing strategies
  6. Perform effective career planning and management
Methods of Assessment:

Students are evaluated on their attendance and active participation in discussions, the preparation and presentation of a short paper on a specific topic.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required