BMOL30100 Leading Teams in the Scientific Enterprise

Academic Year 2024/2025

Transitioning from scientific discovery to commercialisation requires the ability to create, manage and be part of teams and organisations. Forming, leading or simply being part of a succesful team requires a deep understanding of individuals behaviour; effective managers understand human behaviour and use their knowledge to create working environments that motivate individuals towards a common strategic goal (e.g. the commercialisation of a discovery). In this module we draw on the behavioural sciences such as psychology, social psychology, sociology and anthropology to understand how to implement best working practices in a team or an organisation, thus ensuring that we maximise their effectiveness when transitioning from discovery to commercialisation.
We will focus on three key areas: Motivation; Decision-Making; and Diversity. A key aim of this course is to enhance your ability to critically think through the practical implications of these topics. Therefore, this course takes a problem based learning approach and presents you with theories in connection with real cases in modern science based organizations and entrepreneurship. To help you achieve this, we will discuss theory and frameworks together with real cases and will encourage your participation in the discussion.
You will be assessed on your ability to analyse real science-based business cases and to design strategies that cultivate and strengthen group performance. Your work will be assessed on both individual and group projects.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

• Demonstrate knowledge on building, participating and leading effective teams in the context of science commercialisation.
• Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of human behaviour and how they affect team dynamics and performance.
• Ability to apply individual and group decision making processes.
• Build a foundation in how to manage team diversity.

Indicative Module Content:

We will cover various concepts affecting teams performance such as:

- Attitudes
- Personality and Values
- Emotional Intelligence
- Perception and Decision Making
- Cognitive Biases
- Motivation

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Group work; Lectures; Critical writing; Problem-based learning; Case-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade

Not yet recorded.

Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will get individual feedback on business case assignment after submission Lecturer will also discuss general feedback in class regarding case assignment

Name Role
Dimitar Krastev Lecturer / Co-Lecturer