6 - 8 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 24 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week
Translational medicine involves the translation of science from a laboratory bench to a hospital bedside and back to the bench. This program will lay a robust foundation within the basic methodologies of translational research.
TOTAL CREDITS: 32
Next Commencement Date
Why study this program?
“The pursuit of Translational Medicine is a proven scientific discovery for a better human health”.
Translational medicine (TM) is a juvenile phase in the branch of medicine. Translational Medicine is an intensely emerging field that pertains to predicting, preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases. It is a medical practice that paves way from an evidence-based-medicine to obtain sustainable solutions for human health problems. Translational Medicine conjointly uses clinical studies to hone and advance what’s performed in pre-clinical studies to discover & sustain novel medicines.
Translational medicine is the key to the encroachment of emerging medical therapies that relates to enhanced targeting of pharmaceutical & biomedical technologies and its involvement with clinical trials beyond the healthcare industry as well.
The aim is to sharpen, advance and hasten the bench-to-bedside and back research, i.e. Studies that reduce the gap between emerging molecular, genetic and cellular discoveries and their application to the patient, studies that are required to take a novel medicine through the tentative clinical development phase, which also applies awareness of human pharmacology, drug-target identification & biomarkers in clinical translational medicine.
As advances in the field of biotechnology turn to be more sophisticated, the scope does exist to develop not only the targeting of medications, but their delivery and outcome prediction. To achieve this, a multitude of systems biology skills are thoroughly required, that includes genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. Many biotech companies have introduced translational medicine units that are in-charge of facilitating the evolution of basic research into practical effective treatments and clinical trials.
The program 'Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Translational Medicine - APGDTM' offered by the James Lind Institute has been designed to develop professionals who will be able to apply modern analysis tools and techniques to clinically relevant areas of investigation. They will have a robust foundation within the basic methodologies of translational research.
What will be taught?
MODULE 01: INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, MECHANISMS AND MODELS OF DISEASE
MODULE 02: TARGETING AND MEASURING DISEASE
MODULE 03: CHALLENGES OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT - PAST AND FUTURE
MODULE 04: PROOF OF CONCEPT IN TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
MODULE 05: EVALUATION AND APPLICATION OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
MODULE 06: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, DATA & STATISTICS
MODULE 07: INTERDISCIPLINARY INTEGRATIVE RESEARCH SKILLS
MODULE 08: TRANSLATIONAL STRATEGIES, POLICY AND REGULATION, AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
MODULE 09: RESOURCING TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
MODULE 10: DRUG DISCOVERY & FORMULATIONS
MODULE 11: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACOKINETICS
MODULE 12: POLICY, REGULATION AND THE LAW
MODULE 13: ETHICS IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT
ELECTIVES (ANY TWO):
TM01: CORE CONCEPTS OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT
TM02: CLINICAL TRIALS & MANAGEMENT
TM03: DRUG SAFETY / PHARMACOVIGILANCE
TM04: REGULATORY AFFAIRS
TOTAL CREDITS: 32
MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE
The curriculum for the program - Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Translational Medicine is extensive, has been developed and evaluated by experienced industry professionals and is fully endorsed by the industry.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis by the faculty based on the following criteria:
One is the completion of the online multiple choice question tests that follow each lesson; and second is the timely submission of assignments for each study module within the JLI e-Campus.
Your academic performance in the program will be assessed on a 4 point GPA scale. More details about our evaluation system is available in the following link: Evaluation System
Am I eligible?
The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced PG Diploma in Translational Medicine would include either of the following:
- Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
- Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS,, BUMS etc
- Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
- Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
- Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.
Candidates without any of these qualifications who may have extensive work experience in drug development may also be eligible for this program. Please check with our counsellors for more information.
What support will I receive?
Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the e-Campus to discuss any coursework related issues.
Each student enrolled in the Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Translational Medicine Course (APGDTM) is also assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the industry. Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance if required and career development support via the “Student Success Team”.
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People trained in translational medicine can contribute to the clinical development of multiple drugs within organisations such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in various capacities. Some can even work with the government for policy development or at community health level.
As research and development continues to advance, ever more exciting discoveries about our health are being made and scientists are encouraged to find their useful applications that can enhance people’s lives. This is the heart of translational medicine.