27690 From idea to project plan in biotech and pharmaceutical
research (module 1)
General Competence course, Pharmaceutical Design
General Competence course, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
General Competence course, Biotechnology
|Fra idé til projektplan i biotek- og
farmaforskning (modul 1)|
Point( ECTS )
|Generel competence course, MSc. Eng., Bioinformatics Systems Biology|
Generel competence course, MSc. Eng., Biotechnology
|E4B (Fri 8-12) and E3B (Fri 13-17)
The course ends circa 7 weeks before the end of the 13-week
period. The oral exam takes place on the last day of the
Scope and form:
|Lectures, group work|
Duration of Course:
|On last course day|
Type of assessment:
Not applicable together with:
General course objectives:
The aim of the course is to provide the participants with the
necessary tools and framework for formulating and planning projects
relevant to the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to systematically search, retrieve and
critically assess relevant scientific and market literature from
the World Wide Web.
- Understand how to set timelines and define milestones, work
packages and deliverables.
- Plan and perform task delegation, communication and following
up among group members.
- Present, explain, discuss and defend project ideas orally and
in writing to group members and to decision makers.
- Describe examples of typical real-life projects and strategies
in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.
- Understand and explain specific formal and practical
requirements for biotech and pharma-related scientific
- Transform a scientific idea into a coherent research grant
- Use basic project management tools in the development of a
scientific project plan.
The first half of the course consists of lectures, in which we
introduce the students to projects and strategy in the biotech and
pharmaceutical industry and we provide them with a basic project
management toolkit (SWOT analysis, Gantt chart, Work Breakdown
Structure, Risk Assessment). During the second half of the course,
the students work in groups of 2 to 4, taking into consideration
that course participants are students from different MSc lines. The
students from the Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering MSc are
presented with a number of real-life problems from industrial
partners, from which they should choose one. Thereafter, they are
asked to submit a report in the form of a research grant proposal.
The report should highlight the aim of the suggested project and
should describe how they approach, delimit and plan each project
phase. It is highly encouraged, but not required, that the students
will continue working on the selected project throughout all
modules of the integrated project. Students from other MSc lines
that are interested in following the course should be aware of that
they should come with their own project ideas within biotech and
This course constitutes the first module of the integrated second
year course in Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering.
Green challenge participation:
Please contact the teacher for information on whether this course
gives the student the opportunity to prepare a project that may
participate in DTU´s Study Conference on sustainability, climate
technology, and the environment (GRØN DYST). More infor
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Last updated: 17. juli, 2015