TMU Free Online Course on Translational Research

Taipei Medical University (TMU) is offering free online courses on Introduction to Translational Research: Connecting Scientists and Medical Doctors.  This course has been designed for senior undergraduates and postgraduates, or for those with a basic knowledge of biology or medical practice.

In this six-week course, applicants will understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside’.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Translational Research
Institution: Taipei Medical University (TMU) and Future Learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Open

Providers’ Details

Taipei Medical University (TMU), 600 meters away from the world’s tallest green building – Taipei 101 building, has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for more than half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

About This Course

Translational medicine, also known as translational science or translational research, is a new, growing discipline in medicine that aims to ensure research flows from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside’. This means translating medical research findings into clinical treatment options, drug development and diagnostic tools, as well as bringing clinical difficulties back to the research bench for further development.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, you will examine the steps from benchside (research) to bedside (clinical) that translational medicine follows – starting with identifying a disease and following on through drug development and preclinical trials.

You’ll learn from expert educators, including the president of TMU, Professor Yen – a world-class scholar who specialises in translational medicine related to cancer.

Learning Outcomes

Key things you’ll learn on this course:

  • The basic principles of translational medicine
  • How translational medicine has a lot of potential
  • Basic knowledge of medical-related research, from drug-development, animal research, to clinical trial
  • How academic scientific research and clinical scientific research can collaborate together.


This course has been designed for senior undergraduates and postgraduates, or for those with a basic knowledge of biology or medical practice.


Wei-Chung Vivian Yang – Professor and Director, The PhD Program for Translational Medicine, Taipei Medical University.

Austin Changou

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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