THE BUSINESS OF ACADEMIC BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH Syllabus

260.815.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 1 Credit(s)
W 2:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    George Dimopoulos
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Analyze the economics of academic biomedical research at an institutional and national scale
    • Explain basic concepts of research institutions organizational structure and behavior
    • Assess the quality of leadership & management styles in an academic research environment
    • Develop competitive research project portfolios
    • Define basic funding & publishing strategies
    • Perform effective career planning & management
  • Course Description
    Addresses topics related to business aspects of academic biomedical research, and focuses specifically on organizational, managerial, political, strategic and economical characteristics of academic biomedical research. Prepares students for a career in academic biomedical research by discussing essential features for success, other than the actual science.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    The course addresses topics related to business aspects of academic biomedical research, and focuses specifically on organizational, managerial, political, strategic and economical characteristics of academic biomedical research. The course prepares students for a career in academic biomedical research by discussing essential features for success, other than the actual science. These topics have been largely absent in the traditional biomedical course curriculum that focuses predominantly on science related topics.

  • Intended Audience
    PhD, ScM, MHS and MPH students. Undergraduate enrollment is possible with the consent of the instructor.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Students are evaluated on their attendance and active participation in discussions, the preparation and presentation of a short paper on a specific topic.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

     

    Active class participation        60%
    Assigned project/paper:        40%

    Because of the complexity of the taught material and diverse topics, it is imperative that students attend all classes.

  • Prerequisites
    None

    Additional Faculty Notes:

     

    Graduate student in biomedical sciences.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Course topics

     

    DATE : TOPIC
    3/31: Introduction to the Business Of Academic Biomedical Research
    4/7: Organizational Structure & Behavior
    4/14: The Flow Of Money
    4/21: Competitiveness In Biomedical Research
    4/28: Networking & Communicating Science
    5/5: Management & Leadership
    5/12: Career Planning & Management
    5/19: Wrap-Up & Discussion
  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)

     

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to analyze the economics of academic biomedical research at an institutional and national scale. Explain basic concepts of research institutions organizational structure and behavior. Assess the quality of leadership & management styles in an academic research environment. Develop competitive research project portfolios. Define basic funding & publishing strategies. Perform effective career planning and management.
  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.