• Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Medical Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Translational Medicine: From Discovery to Healthcare (MEDN8000)

This course is an intensive introduction to translational medicine that will look at the translational process through discussion groups and research based seminars from experts in the field addressing the following themes:

  • Basic Discovery: the Foundation of Translational Medicine
  • From the Bench to the Clinic
  • From Clinical Research to Clinical Care: Outcomes of Translational Research on Healthcare Practice, Guidelines and Policy
  • Global health: The Last Frontier of Translational Medicine

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students will be expected to:

  • become familiar with the terminology, and concepts of translational medicine
  • gain an understanding of the different phases involved in translating basic discovery to healthcare policy and practice
  • understand the interdisciplinary nature of translational medicine, and the complexity of integrating information across different fields
  • enhance written and oral communication skills
  • be able to demonstrate effective teamwork

Indicative Assessment

Oral presentation 20%

Participation in discussion/tutorial groups 10%

Group Assignment 30%

Essay 40%

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Attendance and participation at a one week intensive program (approx 40 hours), and six two-hour tutorial sessions through the remaining weeks of the winter session. It is expected that a similar period is spent on self-directed study and completing the assessment requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the John Curtin School of Medical Research to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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