Statistics


This course explores the fundamentals of statistical methods and reasoning. Topics include descriptive methods, data gathering, probability, interval estimation, significance tests, one- and two-sample problems, categorical data analysis, correlation and regression. The instructor will demonstrate the use of spreadsheets and statistical software to analyze and interpret data. Examples are drawn from a variety of fields including biology, business and marketing. While not too mathematically rigorous for the novice, the course provides some mathematical detail to illustrate basic concepts.

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No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
BINF.X404.(802) 1/3/2018 12:00 AM ONLINE 860 Robert Knight View Enroll
BINF.X404.(803) 4/3/2018 12:00 AM ONLINE 860 Robert Knight View Enroll

Viruses, Vaccines and Gene Therapy


The recent outbreaks of Zika and Ebola viruses and an increase in the rates of certain viral infections reflect the profound impact viruses have on human health worldwide. Students in the course study past viral pandemics—influenza, smallpox, and polio—and how they have altered human history. They survey how viruses replicate in human hosts and spread in human populations. Students also learn how recent developments in molecular biology and genetics have been instrumental to the biopharmaceutical industry in developing antiviral drugs and viral vaccines.

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No prerequisites


Bioinformatics Tools, Databases and Methods


Bioinformatics plays a crucial role in the storage, search, and analysis of biomolecular sequence and structure data. A significant amount of data is now available on the web, along with software tools for data search and analysis.

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No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
BINF.X400.(802) 1/3/2018 12:00 AM ONLINE 765 Janani Rangarajan View Enroll

Regulation of Drugs and Biologics


Complex regulations govern the development, manufacture, and commercialization of biomedical products. This course will help you understand the regulatory requirements, both U.S. and international, for patented and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter drugs, and biological products. Through lectures, case studies, and hands-on exercises, you'll gain knowledge and insight into the regulatory agencies and their roles and responsibilities, regulatory applications and pathways, post-marketing requirements, the impact of regulatory differences between U.S.

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Offering code Offering title
BTEC.X401 Drug Development Process

Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
REGL.X403.(2) 4/10/2018 06:00 PM SANTA CLARA 825 Sheldon L Mullins View Enroll

Statistical Analysis and Modeling for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Applications


This course introduces the essential probabilistic and statistical methods used in bioinformatics and biomedical research. You’ll learn the fundamentals of probability, including first notions, probability axioms, conditional probability, random variables (discrete & continuous), probability distributions, expectation and variance, inferring a binomial proportion, the normal distribution, and the central limit theorem.

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Offering code Offering title
BINF.X404 Statistics

Drug Development Process


The development of new drugs is a highly complex, lengthy and expensive process. In this course, you examine this process---from discovery to market and beyond---and see what makes the biopharmaceutical industry unique. Infused with real-world examples, lectures will address drug discovery; preclinical characterization of new drug entities; the phases and purposes of both pharmacological and clinical development; regulatory filings, compliance and oversight; FDA jurisdiction; and strategic issues in drug development.

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No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
BTEC.X401.(2) 1/18/2018 06:00 PM SANTA CLARA 765 Edward James Rozhon View Enroll
BTEC.X401.(3) 4/12/2018 06:00 PM SANTA CLARA 765 Edward James Rozhon View Enroll

Drug Discovery, Introduction


This introductory course provides a framework for understanding the process of drug discovery, from target selection and validation to lead optimization and preclinical studies. Although the fundamental principles of drug discovery are well established, the tools, technologies and methods used in the discovery and development of safe and effective drugs are constantly evolving. Personalized medicine and novel diagnostics involving biomarkers, pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics in clinical practice are changing the landscape of drug discovery.

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No prerequisites


Good Manufacturing Practices


Familiarity with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations is necessary for employees engaged in the manufacture, regulation, quality assurance, and control of drugs and biologics. Through lectures, discussions, and case studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the FDA GMP and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations.

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No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
REGL.X400.(1) 1/27/2018 08:00 AM SANTA CLARA 825 Narinder Singh View Enroll

Experimental Methods in Molecular Biology


The 50 plus years since the structure of DNA was solved have been punctuated by spectacular advances both in our understanding of biological processes and in the very methods developed to achieve this understanding.

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Offering code Offering title

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Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
BINF.X401.(802) 1/3/2018 12:00 AM ONLINE 765 Guido Bordignon View Enroll
BINF.X401.(803) 4/3/2018 12:00 AM ONLINE 765 Guido Bordignon View Enroll

Drug Quality Fundamentals: Quality Control of Small Molecule Drugs and Biologics


This introductory course provides an overview of key drug quality concepts and standards for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Interactive lectures explore quality system and control process best practices in clinical development, drug manufacturing and for commercial products. You'll learn the roles and responsibilities of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in ensuring the safety, efficacy and quality of drug products. You'll contrast specific quality attributes of large-molecule recombinant biological products with those of small molecule drugs.

Prerequisites:


Offering code Offering title
BTEC.X401 Drug Development Process
REGL.X400 Good Manufacturing Practices
REGL.X403 Regulation of Drugs and Biologics

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