The Master's course "Translational Medical Research" is divided into four modules that follow the concept "from bench to bedside and back" during the first semester:
Module 1 concerns the basis of medical disorders and disease processes at the molecular and cellular level. In Module 2, students acquire knowledge about current methods and challenges in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease, including the research approaches employed in these areas. Module 3 comprises an individual laboratory project. Module 4 focuses specifically on translational medicine and includes commercial exploitation. In Modules 1, 2, and 4, students can choose short practical courses, in which they will become acquainted with experimentation in the fields of molecular oncology, neurobiology, vascular medicine, or other topics.
In the second semester, TMR students carry out original research for their Master's thesis projects, write their Master's theses, and present their findings orally.
The TMR course includes a five-week research internship as well as the Master's thesis research of five months.