Module Offerings

Modules are intended to provide more in-depth insights on topics and ideas important to the translational pipeline for innovation.  They are more in-depth than individual seminars but not as extensive as a course. 

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Eight modules are required over the course of the program. Modules are set-up over the course of a few weeks and run at different times of the year directly through the TRP or through other departments.  A complete list and description of each module can be found below.

TRP Module Offerings 




  • Learn the basics of professionalism
  • Discuss the role of professionalism in shaping leadership and teams in health care
  • Gain awareness of self as translational researchers in a global context

Project Management 

  • Cover nature of projects, project management tools, techniques & issues within the health care context
  • Understand terminology & theories of project management
  • Learn how to succeed in project environments

Intellectual Property Fundamentals with Gabriella Chan

  • Examine elements & policy objectives of IP within health & biotech environment
  • Learn the fundamentals of patents, copyright, trade-marks and trade secrets
  • Understand inventors’ rights and obligations and how to harness them

Applied Intellectual Property with Gabriella Chan

  • Explore the implications of IP development & ownership
  • Examine agreements that impact IP rights
  • Discuss basic ethical issues, policy rationale, and potential abuses of IP
  • Explore factors that contribute to start-up success or failure


  • Understand nature & significance of modern-day leadership
  • Analyze design & implementation strategy of a major health innovation
  • Expand contacts with practicing innovators and build innovation networks
  • Collaborate with a team to develop and deliver a creative report

Translational Thinking with Joseph Ferenbok

  • Learn & practice design thinking tools to advance Translational Thinking
  • Practice alternative strategies for brainstorming
  • Run ideation and feedback focus groups
  • Contribute to and accept peer feedback


*TRP Students only

Procurement, Privacy, and Regulatory Affairs with Gabriella Chan

  • Elucidate translation & commercialization of health innovations
  • Understand supply chain management, procurement by co-design, & challenges of iterating a product with limited access to end-users
  • Learn to foster public trust & customer loyalty through a commitment to privacy & data protection
  • Discuss regulatory lifecycles of pharmaceuticals & devices with domain experts

Grant Writing with Sandy Marshall

  • Build structured outlines and solidify your objectives
  • Conduct thorough background research to produce a strong rationale and plan
  • Carefully edit to enhance clarity and engage reviewers

Economics of Health Care

  • Learn fundamental concepts of economics as it relates to health care & innovation

Knowledge Translation & Community with Raza Mirza & Christopher Klinger

  • The KT and Community Module is intended to allow students to apply KT concepts in small collaborative groups with specific community partners and clearly identified knowledge users.
  • The KT and Community Module is a student identified gap in the Translational Research Program—access to and support for mentored KT experiences that provide opportunities to apply classroom training and network with broader health communities.


Student Work and Research Module (SWARM) with Raza Mirza & Christopher Klinger

  • Propose & implement a small collaborative project (10-12 h of individual contribution) guided by SGS Faculty Member
  • Define clear, specific, and individual learning objectives
  • Make a tangible contribution to Translation



ini-MBA with the Graduate Management Consulting Association

This 10-lecture program will provide graduate students and post-docs:

  • Learn fundamental business concepts from industry experts
  • Apply new knowledge directly to business cases

*Applications will open in [To Be Announced]

[To Be Announced]

*TRP Students only



















Students external to TRP register for TRP Modules HERE!


Modules outside the TRP program are administered by other academic units and may involve additional steps for registration or require proof of completion.

Other Module Offerings 


CorEd Clinical Investigator Program 

  • Complete 6-8 online units at your pace (~2 h each, including final test)
  • Units 1-3, 5, 7, 8 are mandatory for TRP: Grant Writing, Manuscript Writing, CV Writing, Knowledge Translation, Collaborations in Research, Presentations
  • Units 4 & 6 are optional: Research Ethics, Mentoring
Ongoing, online

Transdisciplinary and Translational Research in Oncology Medicine with Marianne Koritzinsky, IMS

Email Emily Milne at  with your full name, Degree Program (MSc, PhD etc.), title of your project, current CV


Psychiatric Implications of Traumatic Brain Injury with Shree Bhalerao, Ruxandra Colibasan, IMS


Consciousness: An exploration of current concepts and questions with Anuj Rastogi, Jose Perez Velazquez, IMS Fall
Qualitative Research with Simon Kitto, IMS Winter
Clinical Trials with Peter Juni/John Marshall, IMS Winter
GREAT with Teresa To, IMS (Epidemiology) Winter
Becoming a Better Editor of Your Own Work with Michelle Rosen, IMS Winter
Introduction to Neuroimaging with Adrian Crawley, IMS Winter