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 Fall 2016
All the Online courses listed below will begin on September 21 and end on November 30. Enrollment accepted through October 14.
Global Medical Device Submissions and Strategy
September 17 and October 1
Through interactive lectures and facilitated group projects, students gain a practical understanding of international medical device requirements and regulations for major and emerging markets around the world, with emphasis on the EU, Canada, Japan, China and Brazil.
Medical Device Marketing
September 26 - December 12
This course uses case studies (e.g. labeling 483s, DOJ settlements), class discussions and research to cover the essentials of medical device marketing in the U.S.
Next Generation DNA Sequencing: Methods and Applications
October 1 - 29
Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) has transformed our understanding of genomics. The ability to sequence a human genome at an incredibly low cost has vastly expanded the potential applications of genomics in cancer diagnostics, pathogen identification, forensic human identification and genetic disease diagnosis.
Regulation of in vitro Diagnostics in Europe and the US
October 5 - 29
This course will take an extensive look into specific in vitro diagnostics topics and learn about the new and emerging regulatory requirements surrounding them. Learn about the impending transition for IVDs from the current European Directives (IVDD) to new substantially different European Regulations (IVDR) expected to be approved by the end of 2016, and which will bring a majority of currently self-declared IVDs to require Notified Body involvement.
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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.
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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Biosciences Info Sessions
Biosciences Program: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Information Session
Monday, January 9, 6 - 8:30 pm
Clinical Trials, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Device Information Session
Wednesday, January 11, 6 - 8:30 pm
Course Planning Session for Bioscience Students
Thursday. January 12, 5 - 6:30 pm
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