The Translational Medicine module gives an overview of the regulatory, ethical and practical requirements of translating novel devices, processes, engineering or software solutions into a clinical setting. The use of pre-clinical models and the UK regulatory framework for using pre-clinical models are introduced. In addition to full training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the design of Clinical Trials, the importance of public-patient engagement with the research design process will also be presented. The funding opportunities for running clinical trials and possible routes for eventual implementation/commercialisation will also be explored. The course will concentrate on the UK regulatory framework as an exemplar, but many of the principles will be appropriate to other national and international regulatory regimes.
In addition to a range of lectures delivered by tutors from a variety of backgrounds, students will form multidisciplinary teams to explore translational solutions relevant to current medical problems under the guidance of tutors who have experience of translational medicine.