Course Profile

ManagPharm DrugDevelopProjects  ( 2.00 credits )

Subject:GC
Course Number:617
CRN Number:80156
Term:Spring 2014
Starting date:  01/06/2014 
Ending date:  03/21/2014 
Meeting Day:  Monday 
Meeting Time:  04:00 pm-05:55 pm 
Regularly assigned classroom:  JAH M61 
Prerequisites:  None Specified 
Instructor:  Blank 

Course Description: 

This course focuses on managing drug development projects in the pharmaceutical industry. The emphasis will be on the development of biologics; that is, large protein molecules such as antibodies. Faculty from Centocor, a Johnson & Johnson company, will teach this course. The course begins with an introductory lecture on project management and how the discipline is applied in the development of pharmaceutical products. Also covered will be how scientific, regulatory and commercial personnel work on teams to develop strategies and execute development. The class will be divided into small working teams for homework assignments and for the final examination. How compounds are discovered and tested before entering development, and how commercial input is integrated into early planning follow this. Challenges faced by manufacturers of large protein molecules will be described, followed be the essential elements of pharmaceutical project management(time costs, and resources). Lectures next will cover risk management, decision making, and portfolio management. The last lecture will deal with how drugs are launched and commercialized. Finally, the teams of students will present their development plans to a mock company management board. 

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