Courses

DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION OF BIOPHARMACEUTICALS: This course provides a comprehensive coverage of all steps involved with the regulatory approval process for a biotechnology-derived product. Documentation preparation for IND, NDA, BLA. Pre-clinical safety data, clinical studies, facilities inspection and scientific and regulatory principles.


Price: $1,500



September 2, 2020 to December 16, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

MEDICAL DEVICES AND COMBINATION PRODUCTS: This course is designed to provide students with comprehensive coverage of all aspects for the development and Life Cycle Management (LCM) of Combination Products (CP) and Devices. Subject areas discussions will include routes of submissions of Devices and Combination Products such as NDA, BLA, MAA, 510(k) and scientific background for the development of Devices and CP. Clinical studies vs. Human Factors studies.


Price: $1,500



September 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

QUALITY CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS: In-depth coverage of the key issues associated with adequate quality-control systems, assays and stability for novel biotechnology products: quality concepts, product release testing and specifications, in-process testing, product characterization, quality assurance documentation and audits and vendor certification.

Price: $1,500



August 27, 2020 to December 10, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
This intensive 15-week, non-credit course is designed for professionals and recent college graduates who are interested in exploring the TESOL field as a future career opportunity. The course provides an overview of the theories and methods of teaching the English language. Participants learn about different types of language learners and their profiles and discuss historic and current methods of teaching the English language. Fundamentals of lesson planning and organization will also be presented, discussed, and practiced. This course further provides an overview and practice of the instructional methods and approaches for teaching the core English language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Participants will also engage in practical experience with language learners by tutoring, observing classes, and teaching. Upon completion of this course, participants earn a 100+ hour TESOL Certificate. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT is available and NO APPLICATION FEE for the Spring 2021 sessions.


January 26, 2021 to March 12, 2021, ONLINE
March 22, 2021 to May 12, 2021, ONLINE
May 27, 2021 to July 20, 2021, UMBC Main Campus
May 27, 2021 to July 18, 2021, ONLINE
July 6, 2021 to August 19, 2021, UMBC Main Campus
August 30, 2021 to December 13, 2021, ONLINE
September 1, 2021 to December 8, 2021, UMBC Main Campus

This course will examine the biological basis of a pandemic, and how COVID-19 has informed our current approaches to relevant topics in biotechnology, such as technical development and regulatory and compliance, epidemiology, biosafety and biosecurity, data science, public health and policy considerations. We will also be examining the historical, ethical and public health perspectives that accompany pandemics.

Price: $1,500



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Accent Reduction & Vocabulary Building course is specially designed for beginners to provide speakers of English opportunities to practice speaking in many different real-life contexts about a variety of topics. Students increase their fluency and accuracy when speaking about familiar and unfamiliar topics. Students also improve their pronunciation through a variety of exercises. They learn and practice vocabulary, including the use of American English idioms.


January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
August 2-23, 2021, ONLINE
January 3-28, 2022, ONLINE
This course is designed to provide intermediate and advanced students in Emergency Health Services and Medical related majors opportunities to discuss common medical terminology and to develop reading skills in analyzing and interpreting medical reports. Students increase their medical vocabulary knowledge and reading fluency to assist them in communicating about familiar medical topics with patients and other medical professionals.


January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
July 26, 2021 to August 20, 2021, ONLINE
January 3-24, 2022, ONLINE
Leadership & Negotiation Skills course is grounded in the Social Change Leadership Model. The Social Change Leadership Model examines leadership development from three different perspectives: Individual, Group, and Community. Topics will include: Leadership Theory, Communication Skills, Multiculturalism, Creating a Vision, Ethical Decision Making, Who Am I?, and Collaborating with Difficult People. Participants will learn to improve leadership competence and cultivate leadership potential as well as negotiation skills which are essential to those who lead a group and organization. They will develop practical skills and increase understanding of leadership roles.


January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
August 2-23, 2021, ONLINE
January 3-28, 2022, ONLINE
This course will provide participants with an overview of the concepts behind the legal system in the United States and help participants learn and grow in their understanding of the field and the language of law. Participants will improve their legal analysis skills in American English, better understand the basis of the U.S. legal system, enhance both their general and legal vocabulary, (5) have the opportunity to network and share views with local, regional, and international colleagues on a variety of legal issues through email, synchronous, asynchronous discussions and other media formats.


January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
July 26, 2021 to August 20, 2021, ONLINE
January 3-28, 2022, ONLINE
Presentation Skills course is designed to help intermediate to advanced students develop their academic and professional speaking and presentation skills. Students will review best practices, strategies, and tactics to improve their preparation and presentations. Through individual and group presentations, including a capstone presentation, students will produce presentations using multiple styles of delivery.


January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
August 2-23, 2021, ONLINE