Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Biomedical Science Translational Research (15 credits)

Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Degree: GC-BTR

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science Translational Research is an introduction to relevant clinical aspects of translating scientific discovery as a means of bridging the gap between research and application in clinical settings, while promoting future collaboration among scientists, clinicians and clinician-scientists while promoting future collaboration. The program includes clinical mentorship.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • FMED 525 Foundations of Translational Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An overview of multidisciplinary research that bridges significant gaps between basic, clinical medicine and public policy that enables a translation of knowledge to practice.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Hebert, Terence (Winter)

    • Language of Instruction: English.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

  • PHAR 522D1 Fundamentals of Disease Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Basic physiology and pathology, including a macro-level overview of normal physiology and pathophysiology of selected organs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: FMED 525 or permission of the instructor

  • PHAR 522D2 Fundamentals of Disease Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : See course description in PHAR 522D1.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: FMED 525 or permission of the instructor

  • PHAR 524 Clinical Mentorship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Interaction with clinicians and clinician scientists in the field of medicine and health sciences, focusing on understanding disease from their perspective.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: FMED 525 or permission of the instructor

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits from:

  • BMDE 655 Biomedical Clinical Trials - Medical Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : This course will train biomedical engineers to understand the clinical and business aspects of transferring a medical device idea into a commercial product. This course provides an overview of the pre‐clinical and clinical testing of medical devices, clinical trials, reimbursement systems, market analysis, sales models, and business models, as pertaining to medical devices. This course will also cover the design of randomized trials, including statistical principles, hypothesis postulating, bias minimization, and randomization methods.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Haidar, Ahmad (Winter)

  • EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical, epidemiologic, and other health research. Topics include: methods of describing data, statistical inference for means, statistical inference for proportions, non-parametric statistics, correlation and introduction to linear regression.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Summer 2023

    Instructors: Liu, Shuo Shuo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Human Nutrition, Medical Residents, and Clinical Fellows.

    • Course not opened to students registered in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics programs.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course during the summer session, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day. The standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines apply for sections of this course offered during the Fall or Winter semesters.

  • EXMD 617 Workshop in Clinical Trials 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Intensive day-long workshop discussing Industrial/Academic/Governmental interactions in the design, testing and approval of drugs.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Jean-Claude, Bertrand (Winter)

  • EXMD 618 Workshop in Clinical Trials 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Intensive day-long workshop discussing the role of the physician in drug testing.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Jean-Claude, Bertrand; Di Battista, Giovanni (John); Mihalcioiu, Catalin Liviu D (Fall)

  • EXMD 619 Workshop in Clinical Trials 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Intensive day-long workshop discussing the pharmacoeconomics of drug design and testing.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Jean-Claude, Bertrand; Djiana, Rose; Gilfix, Brian; Thibeault, Denis (Fall)

  • EXMD 620 Clinical Trials and Research 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Intensive day-long workshop discussing a topical subject or recent advance relevant to clinical research and the conduct of clinical trials.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Jean-Claude, Bertrand (Winter)

  • EXMD 633 Clinical Aspects of Research in Respiratory Diseases (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Clinical aspects, epidemiology and burden of major respiratory conditions; key concepts of clinical and epidemiologic research in respiratory diseases. Specific conditions addressed include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial and pulmonary vascular diseases.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Schwartzman, Kevin (Winter)

    • Restriction: Must be registered for graduate or postdoctoral studies in the Faculty of Medicine or the Faculty of Science.

    • The course uses primarily a Web-based learning format. There are eight two-week modules, each devoted to a specific respiratory topic or condition, with slides, readings, and a brief written assignment. Each module is taught by a faculty member with specific expertise in that topic, with one face-to-face meeting per module (~2 hours) to review key concepts, answer questions, and foster critical discussion around the topic of interest. There is a final essay, requiring a more in-depth approach to one of the major subjects covered during the course. Clinical background is not required.

  • EXMD 640 Experimental Medicine Topic 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Study, through guided reading, visits, practicals, assignments, of an elected and approved topic of importance in medical science.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Jean-Claude, Bertrand; Basik, Mark; Burnier, Julia; Williams, Christopher; Rak, Janusz (Fall)

  • PHAR 508 Drug Discovery and Development 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : The design of biologically-relevant drug screens for molecular targets in a cell, tissue, and in vivo setting. Explore the use of stem cells and tissue-based disease models for the understanding of disease and for drug discovery. Situate modern pharmacology into broader medical and societal issues such as personalized medicine and the ethics associated with research.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Hebert, Terence; Clarke, Paul; Tanny, Jason (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): PHAR 301 (PHAR 503 or PHAR 505 are also highly recommended)

    • Restriction(s): Open to U3 students in the minor, major or honours program in Pharmacology.

    • Not open to students who have taken PHAR 558.

    • Assessment modalities- in class presentations and discussion, take-home exams and writing exercises.

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