What is translational research?
“The process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve health of individuals and the public – from diagnostics and therapeutics, to medical procedures and behavioural changes.”
Why join the Translational Research Program (TRP)?
Research in the health sciences is advancing at a rate never before seen in human history. Despite this, too much promising research is not translated into innovations that improve people’s lives. Our mission is to challenge people to think differently, so they will be inspired to lead and drive change in their communities.
Learn to think differently
Driving impact and innovation in health and care requires you to think differently. You will learn to:
- Identify person-centric and ingenuity gaps
- Scope problems and verify assumptions
- Test and iterate on real-world projects to translate discoveries into action
Have impact on health
Experiential learning is a key part of the TRP. During the two years (five terms) spent in the program, you will complete 8.0 full course equivalents (FCEs) and address real-world issues through case studies and projects.
Your degree culminates in a Capstone Project. You’ll identify, propose, and execute a translational research project with tangible benefits for human health.
Build competencies to advance health innovation
At the TRP, you’ll enhance your skills as a researcher, clinician, health professional or industry expert by developing the competencies needed to advance health innovation. We facilitate learning through guidance, mentorship, feedback and support rather than didactic lecturing and summative evaluation. Through hands-on learning, you’ll gain competencies in: