Translational Tools I

Course content

This course will expand the participants translational toolbox, with a focus on cellular and animal models.


The course will cover:

  • Research data management
  • Introduction to and discussion of the use of cellular models, rodent models, and large animal models in translational research
  • Translational research in the pharmaceutical industry: Excursion to pharmaceutical industry; best preclinical models
  • Academic engagement: The participants will discuss the strength and weaknesses of the translational tools they apply in their own research.

BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme

Learning outcome

Upon completing the course, participants should be able to:



  • Discuss principles of research data management and data management plans.
  • Explain suitability of different experimental model systems, and how they can be used in translational research.
  • Determine current practices on how pharmaceutical industry use experimental model system in translational research.



  • Prepare a draft of the participant’s research data management plan.
  • Assess which model system would be optimal for their research.



  • Prepare a research data management plan that complies with requirements by funding agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different experimental model systems.
  • Understand the central aspects of translational tools and be able to discuss and communicate these to other scientists, clinicians, and the public.

The teaching/learning methods comprise a combination of lectures, group work/workshops, practical exercises and excursions to pharmaceutical companies and animal facilities.

Lectures will be given by specialists in the field from both academia and the industry.

The course will end with an evaluation where participants must reflect on course learning outcomes and give feedback for course development.

Course literature will be published on Absalon.

Participants must meet the admission criteria in BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Course participation
Type of assessment details
Attendance and active participation
Exam registration requirements

Participants are automatically registered for the examination upon admission to the BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme.

All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Active contribution and course participation according to the BRIDGE Guidelines and Practicalities.

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 14
  • Preparation
  • 2
  • Theory exercises
  • 4
  • Excursions
  • 3
  • Project work
  • 7
  • English
  • 30


Course number
Programme level
Part Time Master
See course dates and course programme in Absalon.

*This course is offered in autumn 2024 for the BRIDGE 2023-2025 programme.
15 participants
Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Bo Hjorth Bentzen   (4-6774676a45787a736933707a336970)
Saved on the 05-07-2023

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