Writing for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries

TCC 3230 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Describes the content development process as it pertains to biosciences and pharmaceutical industries. Defines writing styles and document/media preparation appropriate for these industries. Explores the formal review cycle and then defines a formal review process. Explores bioethics, confidentiality policies, the need for quantification, and the detailed authenticating and referencing of source material. Offers students an opportunity to use corporate models and examples chosen from marketing, research, and sales for various technical documents/media such as abstracts, patient handouts, inserts and labels, and Web pages; to prepare medical data and research results for publication; to practice writing introductions, methods, and results; to create abstracts and summaries; and to participate in a peer-review process.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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