Translational Research Principles - TM


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Participation in all exams of the 1st semester is required

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Demonstrate knowledge of core theories and principles of translational research
  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of different translational models and approaches from a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective
  • Understand scientific problems and challenges in translational research
  • Understand how to transfer laboratory discoveries into new methods for diagnosis, preventing and treating diseases and testing these methods in humans


  • Select suitable principles and methods in the context of translational research
  • Identify relevant translational biomarkers to be applied in translational research
  • Investigate and critically assess relevant scientific literature
  • Apply translational research knowledge in a multi- and interdisciplinary environment
  • Explain topics essential to translational biomedicine and drug/medical device development
  • Apply research questions to translational biomedical research
  • Assessing relevant markers related to translational research
  • Apply basic science methodology


  • Formulate, plan and execute translational research
  • Scientifically reflect over the relevant knowledge and identify scientific problems in translational research
  • Being able to critically evaluate the importance of basic research into a translational context
  • Being able to participate into translational science discussions, which explore a variety of approaches in order to solve big real-world problems

Type of instruction

  • Teaching varies between lectures, workshops, (group) exercises and individual study



Name of examTranslational Research Principles
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Helene Nørgaard, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleTranslationelle forskningsprincipper - TM
Module codeMEDMS20K2_8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine