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Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization

Bachelor-Master Program

BHSC in Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization Program

BHSc in Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization Program

Level III

This course will introduce students to critical thinking essential to discovery research through examples of fundamental and applied research occurring in the laboratories of thought leaders at McMaster and their efforts to translate this knowledge to stakeholders across the spectrum of knowledge users. Communication of fundamental research is emphasized.

This two-term course will provide an overview of paradigms and processes in modern drug discovery and development. Selected content will include discovery and preclinical research as well as clinical development, market analysis and intellectual property. Learners will benefit from a mix of lecture-based and student-focused activities.

A two-term laboratory-based inquiry course where students will learn and apply current techniques used in drug discovery. Instruction to achieve an understanding of key laboratory skills in drug discovery will prepare students for participation in a team-based drug discovery project.

The central objective of this course is to develop an understanding of human behaviour in organizations with a view toward effective management of such behaviour.

This course covers the basic principles in financial and managerial accounting as well as the use of accounting information in decision making. In the financial accounting part of the course, the course covers the conceptual framework of accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, financial statements, and financial statement analysis. The managerial component includes cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit relationships, budgeting, and the use of cost information in decision-making.

Chemical and conformational properties of proteins and relationships to their function including regulation of enzyme activity. Chemical and physical structure of DNA and RNA relevant to biological function.

*If BIOCHEM 2B03 and 2BB3 not completed

An introduction to organic chemistry with emphasis on the reactions of functional groups and an introduction to spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. Registration priority will be given to students for whom this course is a program requirement.

Students must take BIOCHEM 3G03 and CHEM 2OA3 if not complete before entering the program.  Successful completion of both CHEM 2OA3 and 2OB3 (or equivalent) is strongly recommended prior to entry into the program.

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Level IV

The course is oriented for advanced undergraduate or graduate students in programs which require training in marketing but who have no previous background in commerce. The purpose of the course is to provide the students a high level overview of contemporary marketing concepts and a hands-on experiential component leading up to a marketing plan.

This course is intended for students who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in those areas of business that lead to successful entrepreneurship and/or small business management.

An intensive two-term research project carried out under the supervision of a member or associate member of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. The results will be presented to the department in a seminar or poster session as part of a senior thesis symposium.

This course will be a practical and hands-on foray into the world of commercialization of biomedical research. Students will conduct an in-depth examination of biomedical research with the goal of establishing a favoured avenue for commercialization. To this end, students will work in small groups with both individual and group assignments. The effort will be self-directed and under the mentorship of a content expert. Students will also benefit from lectures and guidance from commercialization experts in the McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO).

Nucleophilic substitutions at carbonyl centres, aromatic chemistry, carbohydrates, applications of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry. Registration priority will be given to students for whom this course is a program requirement.

Students must take CHEM 2OB3 if not complete before entering Level IV. Successful completion of both CHEM 2OA3 and 2OB3 (or equivalent) is strongly recommended prior to entry into the program.