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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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New! Algae Biotechnology Science Certificate
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Explore this new certificate designed to train professionals for field and laboratory roles in the growing bioproducts industry, focusing on Algae as the feedstock.Gain hands-on technical knowlege and experience in laboratory techniques used in production, analysis and processing.
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New! Advanced Studies in Regulatory Science
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Are you a regulatory or quality professional? Explore this new certificate offering curriculum complementing the rapidly expanding pace of the phamaceutical and biotechnology industries. Stay current with the latest developments and learn how about the regulatorysystems and agencies in key global regions.
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In Vitro Diagnostics Product Development
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November 13 &14 As biotech and In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) companies mature, the need for professionals with a broad understanding of the skills required to be effective in a biological product development environment will increase. Learn the requirements for moving an IVD product from concept to regulatory approval and market launch.
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Genomic Sequencing Technologies
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Review current genomic sequencing technologies while exploring the scientific and medical applications that these technologies are enabling. Instruction centers on traditional and next generation sequencing including: genetic test design strategies, bioinformatics workflows at genomic scale, population genetics and medicine. Learn more

New! Conservation Psychology
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Learn how to apply psychological principles, theories and methods to understand and solve environmental problems. Gain an overview of contemporary environmental issues, with a focus on the link with human behavior.Explore solutions and examine successful and unsuccessful interventions designed to change human behavior.
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Explore how SAS can be used across many industries
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SAS is a software suite used in the statistical analysis of data, data preparation, reporting, data mining and analytics. Explore "SAS Programming I: DATA Step and PROC Fundamentals" and "SAS Programming II: Advanced DATA Step Programming", both online this Summer.
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