Translational Research: Translational Science, Certificate
Penn offers three certificates in Translational Research: the Certificate in Translational Science, the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Science, or the Certificate in Regulatory Science. The Certificate in Translational Science aims to develop a strong foundation in the fundamental techniques of translational research.
The certificate can be finished in one year and must be completed within two years.
The certificate requires the completion of 4 course units with a passing grade of B- or better.
|MTR 5100||Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research||1|
|MTR 6000||Introduction to Biostatistics 1||1|
|Select 2 electives from the following:||2|
|Scientific & Ethical Conduct|
|Medical Entrepreneurship: Commercializing Translational Science|
|Introduction to Bioinformatics|
|Fundamentals of FDA Regulation|
|Clinical Trial Management|
|Introduction to Drug Development|
|Cell and Gene Therapy|
|New Trends in Medicine and Vaccine Discovery|
Other Electives 2
|Total Course Units||4.00|
Other biostatistics courses may be substituted if taken in the past two years with a grade of B- or better.
Students may take elective courses outside of these recommendations, by substituting a different MTR/REG course or a course outside of MTR/REG, but must obtain permission before enrolling.
The certificate requires a one-year engagement in clinical and translational research. This will take the form of a new research project or as a translational arm to research currently being conducted. Prospective students will identify a mentor and define the research project at the time of application.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.