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The life sciences industry: An introduction
This unit covers the emergence of the Life Sciences sector out of its precursor the...
This unit covers the emergence of the Life Sciences sector out of its precursor the pharmaceutical industry. After examining some historical perspectives it uses case studies to look at developments in the science, business and, primarily, management strategies used in Life Sciences. It also briefly considers Life Sciences' place in the wider story of health provision. This introductory unit will be of interest to managers in the Life Sciences sector and to the general reader.
After studying this unit you should:
- understand the scope of the study of Life Sciences and its history for managers.
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The life sciences industry: An introduction
This unit looks at human healthcare concentrating on the life sciences sector. You will see the historical development of the pharmaceutical industry and examine the relevant management strategies used.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Strategic management in life sciences and healthcare (BS811) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Business Studies courses or view the range of currently available OU Business Studies courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 21st July 2011
Last updated on: Thursday, 19th July 2012
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