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)

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 2024

    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 2023, Summer 2024

    Instructors: Douwes-Schultz, Dirk (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 2024

    Instructors: Jean-Claude, Bertrand; Cournoyer, Denis (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 2023

    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 2023

    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 2024

    Instructors: Jean-Claude, Bertrand; Routy, Jean-Pierre (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 2024

    Instructors: Schwartzman, Kevin; Assayag, Deborah; Landry, Jennifer; Shahin, Jason; Smith, Benjamin; Ernst, Pierre; Kimoff, John R; Qureshi, Salman (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 2023

    Instructors: Jean-Claude, Bertrand; Basik, Mark; Burnier, Julia; Williams, Christopher; Rak, Janusz; Abdulkarim, Bassam; Garzia, Livia (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 2024

    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.

  • PPHS 529 Global Environmental Health and Burden of Disease (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    PPHS : This course presents the grand challenges in global health from environmental and occupational risks along with the multi-disciplinary methods used to identify, control, and prevent them. It will introduce students to knowledge and skills in core disciplines of environmental health and approaches to environmental risk recognition, control and prevention in a global context.

    Terms: Fall 2023

    Instructors: Weichenthal, Scott Andrew (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken EPIB 529.

    • 1. Permission of instructor required for undergraduate students.

    • 2.This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates from all departments.

    • 3. Previous coursework in statistics and environmental science is useful, though not required.

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