UCSC Extension offers a full complement of bioscience programs and courses designed to meet the needs of Bay Area companies and industry professionals.
Taught by experts from Silicon Valley's thriving biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device sectors, our courses offer participants the knowledge base, industry perspectives and important connections needed to enhance careers and expand opportunities.
Whether you are interested in the scientific, clinical, computational or regulatory aspects of the bioscience field, studying at UCSC Extension will help you excel in this dynamic industry.
Online Courses Offered This Winter
All the Online courses listed below will begin on January 6 and end on March 31. Enrollments are accepted through February 27.
- Adverse Event and Medication Coding: An Introduction to MedDRA® and WHO-Drug
- Bioinformatics Tools, Databases and Methods
- Online! Cellular Biology
- Clinical Research: The Study Site Perspective
- Experimental Methods in Molecular Biology
- Statistical Analysis and Modeling for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Applications
- Toxicology Basics for Biotechnology
Viruses, Vaccines and Gene Therapy
Interactive case studies and Web-supplemented lessons drive our exploration of the interplay of viruses with their cellular hosts. Building on these foundations, we examine salient topics in vaccines, gene therapy and therapeutic viruses. Pertinent and real issues relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry are also discussed.
Offered only once a year in Winter Quarter
Clinical Trials Essentials: An Intensive One-Week Course
March 9 - 13
Well-planned and well-executed clinical trials are the cornerstones of effective drug and medical device development. Offered in an accelerated format and taught by leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, this course provides a unique opportunity for professionals from all disciplines to learn about the many facets of clinical trials--the complex process that ensures the safety and effectiveness of medical products.
Winter 2015 courses beginning early January 2015
A basic understanding of medical and clinical terminology is essential in clinical trials design and management. This interactive workshop, for individuals with no background in medical/clinical terminology or for those who would like a refresher, reviews common terms associated with medical research and development and clinical trials.
Drug Development Process
The development of new drugs is a complex, lengthy, and expensive process. In this course, we examine this process--from discovery to market and beyond--and see what makes the biopharmaceutical industry unique.
Human Physiology in Health and Disease
This course introduces the fundamental principles of human physiology in health and disease, and provides insights into the cutting-edge and established therapies being developed and used to treat a range of disease processes
Regulatory Submissions: Devices and Diagnostics
Designed for individuals who already have a strong foundation in medical devices, this course provides hands-on experience working with the regulations, guidance documents, and style guides needed for FDA approval.
Science of Clinical Trials Design
This course addresses the science that forms the basis of effective clinical trial design.
Biosciences Info Sessions
Clinical Trials, Regulatory Affairs, and Medical Device Program Presentation
Wednesday, January 14
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Biosciences Program Presentation: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Friday, January 16
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Considering a career in medicine?
Medical schools recommend that applicants study advanced topics in biosciences as they relate to health and disease. At UCSC Extension, we offer a variety of courses that fulfill the suggested electives for medical, dental, and veterinary colleges. Check out the available options in our Pre-Health Professions program.
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Stanford Clinical Research Internship Opportunities for Extension Students
Through a special arrangement, qualifying graduates from our Clinical Trials Design & Management Certificate Program may bring their course work to life and gain valuable experience in a clinical research setting at Stanford University. Space is limited. If you'd like to apply, contact our staff at (408) 861-3862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.