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Academics at ARCF

Academics

The Center offers PhD and MSc degree programs in Translational Medicine. Both Programs are currently accepting applications. The MSc program starts August 2024. Scholarships are available based on merit. Apply with CV and transcripts to:

researchadmin@aims.amrita.edu.,researchadmin@fbd.amrita.edu.

About the MSc program in Translational Medicine:

The PG program in Translational Medical Research is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to bridge the gap between basic scientific research and the development of medical applications. The curriculum typically includes a combination of core courses, elective courses, and hands-on research experiences. The following is a list of courses in this program:

Introduction to Translational Medicine
  • Overview of the principles, goals, and challenges of translational medicine.
Biostatistics and Research Methodology:
  • Statistical methods for experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation of results in medical research
Epidemiology in Translational Research:
  • Study of disease distribution and determinants in human populations to inform translational research.
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs:
  • Principles and design of clinical trials, ethical considerations, and regulatory processes.
Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine:
  • Analysis and interpretation of biological and clinical data using bioinformatics tools.
Cell and Molecular Biology:
  • In-depth study of cellular and molecular mechanisms relevant to disease and therapeutic interventions.
Immunology and Immunotherapy:
  • Understanding the immune system and its applications in translational research and therapy.
Genomics and Personalized Medicine:
  • Study of genetic factors influencing disease susceptibility and individualized treatment approaches.
Advanced Pharmacology:
  • Mechanisms of drug action, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics in the context of translational research.
Translational Neuroscience:
  • Exploration of neuroscientific principles and their translation into clinical applications.
Biomedical Imaging and Diagnostics:
  • Techniques and applications of medical imaging for diagnosis and monitoring.
Health Economics and Health Policy:
  • Understanding the economic aspects of healthcare and the policy landscape in translational medicine.
Ethics in Translational Research:
  • Addressing ethical considerations and responsible conduct of research in a translational context.
Grant Writing and Scientific Communication:
  • Skills in writing grant proposals, scientific papers, and effective communication in the scientific community.
Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Sciences:
  • Introduction to the principles of entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the biomedical field.
Advanced Topics in Translational Medicine:
  • Specialized courses covering emerging areas and recent developments in translational research: CRISPR-Cas, Cell Therapy ad Immunotherapy
Laboratory Techniques in Translational Research:
  • Hands-on training in experimental techniques relevant to translational studies.
Clinical Observation and Patient Interaction:
  • Opportunities for students to observe clinical practice and interact with patients to understand clinical needs.
Capstone Project or Thesis:
  • Independent research project applying translational approaches to address a specific medical problem

The interdisciplinary nature of translational medicine often requires collaboration across various disciplines which will be facilitated Additionally, practical experiences, internships, and interactions with clinical settings are crucial components of a comprehensive translational medicine program.

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