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.
Drug Safety and Adverse Events Reporting
July 26 and August 2
This course introduces fundamental concepts essential to drug safety and adverse event reporting and how to apply them to situations encountered during clinical trials and post-marketing reporting.
Gene Expression and Pathways
August 2 - 23
This course provides a solid foundation in the molecular concepts and cutting-edge technologies that are central to the understanding of gene expression pathways in simple cells and complex multicellular organisms.
Contracting with Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
August 15 and 16
This course takes a practical look at the identification, selection, and management of CROs in the performance of clinical projects.
Mobile Medical Applications
This course will benefit professionals from the medical device sector who are involved in mobile medical app development and deployment.
Biotechnology Basics for Non-Scientists
Designed for non-scientists, this one-day course begins with an accessible overview of the basic concepts in molecular biology and genetics that serve as a foundation for biotechnology. The instructor then highlights gene-based technology and important biotechnology breakthroughs, especially as they relate to Bay Area companies.
Stanford Clinical Research Internship Program for UCSC Extension's Clinical Trials Design & Management Certificate Program Graduates
Qualifying graduates from the Clinical Trials Design & Management Certificate Program may have the opportunity to bring their course work to life and gain valuable experience in a clinical research setting at Stanford. Space is limited. If interested, please contact (408) 861-3862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biosciences Info Sessions
Clinical Trials, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Devices Program Presentation
Wednesday, August 20
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Biosciences Program Presentation: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Wednesday, August 27
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Courses Offered this Summer
All the Online courses listed below will begin on June 17 and end on September 30. Enrollments are accepted through August 29.
- Adverse Event and Medication Coding: An Introduction to MedDRA® and WHO-Drug
- Bioinformatics Tools, Databases and Methods
- 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