The Landscape of Translational Medicine

Translational medicine is a discipline in biomedical research that aims to turn observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. This training course introduces you to key aspects of translational research and medicines development. The course consists of five modules and each of these modules consists of different learning units. You will learn through lectures, videos, webcasts, tests and quizzes.

You will start the online medical course with a general introduction to translational medicine. You will learn about the different research and development phases of a new medicine, including the challenges, risks and costs that are involved in the process. Hence you will learn about target validation and predictive models during modules 2 and 3. Learning module 4 will introduce you to Biomarkers and personalized medicine, so you will understand how to monitor drug effects in treated patients. During the last module 5 the focus will be on European regulations in this field.

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Course is offered by

Academic Staff

Anton Ussi


Rosan Vegter PhD


Jay Paquette PhD


Support Staff

Nienke Verdonk MSc MA