NANOMEDICINE CORE COURSES

Course descriptions may also be found in the Northeastern Registrar’s course catalog: http://www.northeastern.edu/registrar/

NNMD 5270  Introduction to Nanomedicine Science and Technology  3 SH
The course provides an overview of the distinctive features of nanotechnology and their application to biomedical problems. It includes active participation of students in the classroom through in-depth discussion sessions, presentations, and a group project. Taught by Northeastern faculty and guest speakers.  Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.

NNMD 5272  Nanomedicine General Seminar  1 SH
This seminar series exposes students to research and innovation in the field of nanomedicine. Experts from hospitals, government, academia, and industry provide weekly rotating talks. In fall, this course introduces the breadth of nanomedicine science and technology by focusing on a wide range of nanomedicine technologies and their applications. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.

NNMD 5274  Nanomedicine Advanced Seminar  1 SH
This seminar series exposes students to research and innovation in the field of nanomedicine. Experts from hospitals, government, academia, and industry provide weekly rotating talks. In spring, this course provides an in-depth look into emerging technologies and trends for a specific disease application. The focus of the Spring seminar series will change yearly. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: NNMD 7272 and junior, senior, or graduate standing.

NNMD 5370  Nanomedicine Research Techniques Course  4 SH
Covers key methods and tools for probing specific aspects of nanomaterials as applied to biology and medicine, which is distinct from clinical methods and techniques. It is designed to offer a broad base of knowledge to a diverse audience on specifics of techniques to understand the unique environment of nano-sized materials. Prerequisite: NNMD 5270. 

NNMD 5470  Bio-and Nanomedical Commercialization: From Concept to Market  3 SH
This course offers a comprehensive overview of key elements involved in commercialization of nanotechnology-based R&D. Fundamental concepts around various business models, protection of intellectual property (IP), capital and financing, mathematical modeling of business valuation and transactions will be discussed. This course also covers regulatory process for technical and clinical validation of nano-based products, including nanodiagnostics and nanomedicine, as well as mechanisms for raising capital to support product development. Each student is required to complete two projects: (1) an individual project, (2) and a team project. These projects are selected from ongoing research activities in Northeastern University and other leading research centers and are designed to apply concepts learned throughout the course. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.