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GS21 1232  Translational Sciences: Bedside to Bench and Back

Kopetz, Scott. Two semester hours. Fall annually. Prerequisite: none

Translational Research is an integrated, multidisciplinary, course designed to provide students the necessary tools to devise, fund, implement, and publish exemplary research involving patients or materials obtained from a human source. Students participating in this course will gain an understanding of the depth, complexity, and limitations of integrating laboratory and clinical research into investigations of human disease. After completion of the course, students will understand the importance of translational research: using laboratory findings to benefit human patients (bench to bedside) and investigating clinical observations in the laboratory (bedside to bench). This course is distinct from Human Protocol Research (GS21 1132) since this course focuses on the interrelationship between laboratory-based and clinical research. A culture that fosters translational research of the highest quality requires that laboratory and clinical investigators appreciate the scientific complexity of patient-oriented translational research.

Seminars in Clinical Cancer Research (GS21 1011) is a companion seminar series to Translational Sciences: Bench to the Bedside and Back. It is recommended, but not mandatory, that students taking Translational Sciences: Bench to Bedside and Back also take Seminars in Clinical Cancer Research (GS21 1011).

Course Outline Fall 2012