University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
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.
This course has been designed for senior undergraduates and postgraduates, or for those with a basic knowledge of biology or medical practice.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.