Translational Science Course

The goal of this course is to identify new advances in basic science that have current or potential translational relevance for clinical medicine.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Summarize cutting-edge basic science advances that have recently or may soon be translated into a new treatment, a new diagnostic test, or a new clinical approach to human disease.
  • Explain how emerging basic scientific knowledge leads to medical advances, including understanding of the basis of disease and how translational research is required for the development of application to treatment.
  • Explain how clinical investigators formulate and express a testable hypothesis, delineate a concept, or develop a question relevant to the basis of disease, to emerging new areas in medicine, and to advances in biomedical knowledge.
  • Identify principles relevant to basic science investigation, measurement, and experimentation based on the assimilation of current knowledge and formulation of a testable hypothesis in pursuit of a newly-defined clinical question.
  • Illustrate how patient-oriented research can lead back to bench science and advances in clinical knowledge.
  • Apply scientific concepts and principles to solve problems of health and disease.

Course content information provided by the Course Director, Henry W. Murray, M.D.( Additional information regarding absences, requests for absences, self-assessment quizzes, module evaluations, grading or any other course-related issues, provided by the Assistant Course Director, Marshall Glesby, M.D. (

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