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PCOL5105: Commercialising MedTech and Pharma

2023 unit information

This unit provides key business skills and related knowledge essential for the commercialisation of products in the medical device and pharmaceuticals sectors; from start-ups to large Pharma. The unit will provide students with a grounding in finance, human resources, market research and analysis, project management, risk management frameworks, regulatory and clinical strategy, freedom to operate and intellectual property. Students will learn how to develop a business case, based on market analysis, understand the process of capital fund raising and construct a development pathway for manufacturing and marketing of both medical devices and pharmaceutical products.

Unit details and rules

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Code PCOL5105
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand and compare business models in the MedTech & Pharma sectors (e.g. start-ups, SME and large Pharma)
  • LO2. Describe & apply essential business skills including basic finance, asset management, market research & analysis, basic project managements and risk management frameworks
  • LO3. Construct a business case/proposal considering basic business skills
  • LO4. Appraise clinical and regulatory strategies in the MedTech & Pharma sector
  • LO5. Explain concepts of opportunity recognition, entering new markets, disruptive innovation, venture capital funding and corporate spin-off

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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