BMSC 6000 Biomedical Enterprise Proseminar
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Biomedical Enterprise concentration or by permission of instructor.
Description

The proseminar course will teach interdisciplinarity as a discipline itself, with introductions to the educational philosophy behind an interdisciplinary program, discussion of historical challenges resolved through interdisciplinary approaches, and debate on “live” case studies of current issues likely to require interdisciplinary solutions. This course will also teach strategies for professional communication and productive teamwork, such as methods for gaining familiarity with team members, setting ground rules and responsibilities, avoiding common problems, and building trust. The proseminar will be delivered with a face-to-face, interactive approach, enabling instructors, guest speakers, and students to discuss and debate current issues.

BMSC 6010 Biomedical Enterprise Internship Seminar I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BMSC 6000
Description

Students will have internship opportunities that range from start-up companies, established small businesses, and large enterprises with branch facilities in the region, to governmental research or regulatory agencies, to law firms with emphases such as patent, intellectual property, and/or health law. Students will be required to participate in an online internship seminar course that will help monitor their experiences and productivity.  The seminar instructor will have weekly contact with all interns, thereby assuring the opportunity to raise and address concerns, share best practices for maximizing internship experiences, and gauging student progress in knowledge and skill acquisition.

BMSC 6020 Biomedical Enterprise Internship Seminar II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BMSC 6000
Description

Students will continue their internship opportunities that range from start-up companies, established small businesses, and large enterprises with branch facilities in the region, to governmental research or regulatory agencies, to law firms with emphases such as patent, intellectual property, and/or health law. Students will be required to participate in an online internship seminar course that will help monitor their experiences and productivity.  The seminar instructor will have weekly contact with all interns, thereby assuring the opportunity to raise and address concerns, share best practices for maximizing internship experiences, and gauging student progress in knowledge and skill acquisition.

BMSC 6030 Biomedical Enterprise Capstone
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BMSC 6000 and BMSC 6010
Description

The aim of the capstone project is to challenge students to demonstrate their abilities to solve current practical and/or academic problems by using knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines. The capstone project should result in a product that is timely and relevant for the interdisciplinary course of study and be presented to faculty members for assessment based on the value of the product or performance. The key skill sets of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration must be assessed through the final project, and the result must be reasonable and be intellectually defensible. Faculty in conjunction with advisors from professional settings will contribute to the design, guidelines, and grading rubrics.