93993 - Translational Medicine

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims to define the concept of translationality in medicine, which must not be understood exclusively as the possibility of translating the knowledge derived from laboratory research into patient care, but must be increasingly aimed at integrating specific biomedical / medical knowledge with skills practices of the health professions, in particular of rehabilitation, in the ambition to create new knowledge and transmit it to the citizen for educational and preventive purposes.

Course contents

1. Definition of Translational Medicine
2. Scientific productivity, innovation, patents (Benchside to Bedside)
3. Communication, dialogue and reputation (Academy and Society)
4. Bad science
5. The role of the Health Professions


Shoja MM et al. A guide to the scientific career. Virtues, communication, research and academic writing. Wiley Blackwell. 2020.

Teaching methods

The course consists of 1 CFU (frontal and remote teaching).

Assessment methods

Attendance to classes (66%) is the prerequisite for obtaining eligibility.

Teaching tools

The teaching material presented in class will be made available on Insegnamenti On Line in electronic format.

Office hours

See the website of Gianandrea Pasquinelli