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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April 30-May 2, 2014
This 3-day workshop is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the performance of mammalian cell culture operations throughout the product and process lifecycle from process development to full scale manufacturing under current Good Manufacturing Practices.
Developed and taught by four world-renowned scientists at UC San Diego and Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), this free, massive open online course (MOOC) will review climate change from a variety of perspectives. Course starts in January. Continuing education credit is available for nominal fee.
December 9 & 10, 2013
Recent advances in medicine and biomedical research raise substantive ethical and public policy issues of broad concern. In this course, you will examine a variety of case studies that have shaped current legal and ethical thinking in the area of bioethics, supplemented by cases drawn from a variety of biotech industries.
March 17-21, 2014
This intensive, 5-day program focuses on the chemistry of drug molecules and drug action. It covers topics essential for understanding the multidisciplinary areas of medicinal chemistry as taught by a variety of experienced pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals.
Explore two new certificate programs focusing on Biofuels. The programs will give a comprehensive view of the landscape of biofuels research and production.
Explore the unique project management challenges in the pharmaceutical or biomedical industry. This program will allow you to practice the skills to manage an effective project process through development, testing and approval for the pharma and biotech industry.
UCSD offers a unique graduate degree tailored to the needs of experienced mid-career professionals in these areas:
Take an accelerated approach to developing advanced leadership and management skills.