Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
Learn about a new discipline aiming to ensure medical research reaches patients
Translational medicine, also known as translational science or translational research, is a new, growing discipline in medicine that aims to ensure research flows from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside’.
This means translating medical research findings into clinical treatment options, drug development and diagnostic tools, as well as bringing clinical difficulties back to the research bench for further development.
You will examine the steps from benchside (research) to bedside (clinical) - starting with identifying a disease and following on through drug development and preclinical trials.
What topics will you cover?
- The basic principles of translational medicine.
- How translational medicine has a lot of potential.
- Basic knowledge of medical-related research, from drug-development, animal research, to clinical trial.
- How academic scientific research and clinical scientific research can collaborate together.
When would you like to start?
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- Available now
- 9 November 2020
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Describe the basic principle of translational medicine.
- Explore more topics related to translational medicine, including drug development, animal research, and clinical trials.
- Demonstrate how academic scientific research and clinical scientific research can collaborate together.
- Develop learning interests in the field of translational medicine.
Who is the course for?
This course has been designed for senior undergraduates and postgraduates, or for those with a basic knowledge of biology or medical practice.
Who will you learn with?
Wei-Chung Vivian Yang
Professor and Director, The PhD Program for Translational Medicine, Taipei Medical University.
Research interests: biomarker discovery, verifications, and clinical applications.
Who developed the course?
Taipei Medical University
Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.
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