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MASTER OF SCIENCE - MEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

MPDM Program Mission

The graduates from this degree program will be proficient in applying leadership, management, and decision making skills in a regulated environment; understanding and conversing with others in a multidisciplinary field; understanding ethical, business, financial, global, and strategic implications in medical product development; and enriching the community with ethical and socially responsible graduates in a field in which the highest levels of integrity are a fundamental necessity.

List of Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for the M.S. MPDM Program

Students in the MPDM Graduate program will be able to:

  1. Conduct an independent research project and communicate the results in written and oral form in acceptable professional formats. (Effective oral and written communication, information literacy)
  2. Adhere to and practice standards for ethical and responsible conduct of clinical research based on institutional mandates, regulations, guidelines and law. (Social responsibility and ethical conduct)
  3. Identify principles of research design and analyze results of clinical and scientific research studies (Analytic and critical thinking)
  4. Demonstrate leadership, teamwork, and decision making skills. Integration of cumulative skills and interdisciplinary knowledge demonstrated in a capstone project (Process planning and problem solving)

Map of PLOs to University Learning Goals (ULGs)

Program learning outcomes Course(s) University Learning Goals
PLO-1 Professionalism in Written and Oral Communications; Information literacy SMPD 281A, Clinical Development
SMPD 281B, SMPD 289A, SMPD 289B
  • Specialized Knowledge
  • Broad Integrative Knowledge
  • Social and Global Responsibilities
PLO-2 Social Responsibility and Ethical Conduct SMPD 283A, SMPD 283B Regulatory Affairs I & II
SMPD 281A, SMPD 281B
SMPD 289A, SMPD 289B
  • Broad Integrative Knowledge
  • Social and Global Responsibilities
PLO-3 Analytic and Critical Thinking SMPD 286 Statistical Methods
SMPD 287 Informatics SMPD 289B
  • Intellectual Skills
  • Applied Knowledge
PLO-4 Process Planning and Problem Solving
Submission of Publication-worthy Paper, Poster or Lecture
Capstone Project Cumulative assessment
Integration of various disciplines and PLOs
SMPD 289B Clinical Trials II
SMPD 281A, SMPD 281B
SMPD 283A, SMPD 283B
SMPD 285
SMPD 286, SMPD 287
SMPD 289A
BUS 210, BUS 224C, BUS 286, BUS 284C
  • Specialized, Applied and Broad Integrative Knowledge
  • Intellectual Skills
  • Social and Global Responsibilities

*Courses listed in BOLD denote classes in which PLO primary assessments are reported.



Alignment – Matrix of PLOs to Courses and Assessment Schedule

  • PLO 1
  • SMPD 281A
  • SMPD 283A
  • SMPD 283B
  • SMPD 289A
  • SMPD 289B
  • PLO 2
  • SMPD 283A
  • SMPD 283B
  • SMPD 281A
  • SMPD 281B
  • SMPD 289A, 289B
  • PLO 3
  • SMPD 286
  • SMPD 287
  • SMPD 289B
  • PLO 4
  • SMPD 289B
  • SMPD 289A
  • SMPD 281A
  • SMPD 281B
  • SMPD 283B
  • SMPD 285
  • SMPD 286
  • SMPD 287

Alumni Testimonial

Georgena Hontalas, Class of 2013

"I’ve recommended this program to a lot of my colleagues at work. You know, a lot of people where I currently work are very interested in pursuing their Master’s. A lot of people don’t know what they want to do."

Michael Morad, Class of 2010

"I think the people that should consider this program are people that are thinking about getting into medical device, biologics, or pharma, or if you’re in the industry, and you want to broaden your skill sets."

Welcome to San Jose State University

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