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740381A Biochemical and biomedical innovation, 2-5 ECTS cr 
Code 740381A  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Biochemical and biomedical innovation  Abbreviation Biochemical and 
Scope2-5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Lloyd Ruddock 

ECTS Credits 

2-5 credits

Language of instruction 



Can be taken by any BSc / MSc / PhD student

Learning outcomes 

The aim of the course is to get student familiar with:

  • the core skill set required to recognize opportunities/needs and how to validate creative ideas
  • the core skill set of searching patent databases
  • the concepts of intellectual property rights (IPR)
  • the concepts of how to pitch an idea

This module covers basic aspects of the key skills required for successful innovation in the field of biochemistry and molecular medicine. Concepts relating to how to recognize opportunities, how to recognize what is needed in the field, creative thinking, validating ideas and how to pitch ideas are covered as well as an introduction to intellectual property rights and patent searching. In addition to workshops/seminars (19 hours) the 5 ECTS version of course requires submission of an invention disclosure/proof of concept funding or submission of an entry to the biochemistry and molecular medicine innovation award.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

19 hours of lectures/workshops

Target group 

Major students

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Assessment methods and criteria 

For 2 ECTS participation in at least 70% of seminars/workshops. For 5 ECTS participation in at least 70% of the seminars/workshops plus submission of an invention disclosure / proof of concept funding application to the university (PhD students) or submission of an entry to the biochemistry and molecular medicine innovation award (BSc and MSc students).



Person responsible 

Lloyd Ruddock

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Location of instruction: Kontinkangas campus


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Biochemical and biomedical innovation  Course  Lloyd Ruddock  30.09.20 -02.12.20

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