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Life Sciences Courses

San Diego's biotechnology pharmaceutical industries are exciting and dynamic growth sectors in the California economy. With this expansion comes ongoing challenges and the need for innovation.

UC San Diego Extension offers a broad array of courses and certificate programs to meet the continuing education needs of the life sciences community, support high-level skills development for industry professionals and career transition for those interested in entering the biotechnology field.

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In Vitro Diagnostics Product Development
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October 17 & 18
As biotech and IVD companies mature, the need for professionals with a broad understanding of the skills required to effective in a biological product development environment will increase. This two-day course will teach you the requirements for moving an IVD product from concept to regulatory approval and market launch.
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Three new SAS courses available!
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The versatility and power of SAS is excellent for meeting the increasing needs of data and life scientists. From clinical trials to big data, today you will find this statistical package in almost every industry. This fall explore three new courses in SAS or get started in the certificate program!
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Free "Our Energy Future" Course
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Available through Coursera, this massive open online course (MOOC) is designed to introduce you to the issues of energy in the 21st century. You will have access to over 70 in-depth video segments, engaging assessments and assignments, and a global community to ask questions and to discuss renewable energy advancement. You can also earn credit to apply towards Extension certificates in Biofuels.
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Develop Your Career in the Pharma Industry
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Modern drug discovery utilizes multidisciplinary project teams and oversees as many aspects of the overall drug development process as possible. Professionals in the field must be aware of and proficient in the examination of the process. Explore these certificates for the skills and knowledge needed to be successful:

Improve Your Project Management Skills for Biotech
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The biotech industry has a distinct set of requirements for the project manager. The complex environment poses unique challenges. The Biotechnology Project Management Certificate is a joint program, developed in partnership with University of Washington Extension, giving you the practical, hands-on experience necessary to succeed. Next program begins in March 2014!
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New! SAS Programming
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Specialized Certificate
The versatility and power of SAS is excellent for meeting the increasing needs of data scientists. You will find this statistical package in almost every industry. Learning SAS is a huge asset. This hands-on certificate program give you a deeper understanding of this powerful statistical programming language.
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