Translational Research in Medicine Sandpit
Duration 3 hours
Team Researcher Academy

Target Audience:

Postgraduate Research Students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Compulsory for School of Medicine students taking the Translation Research Training Programme (N-Trans)

Session description

Translational research is an approach to life sciences and biomedical research that is intended to accelerate outcomes applicable to healthcare. Translational research has its focus on removing barriers to multi-disciplinary collaboration. Translational research techniques allow physicians, physiologists and pharmacologists to utilise cross-disciplinary expertise to accelerate progress towards tangible healthcare outcomes. It is through the meaningful collaboration between clinicians, researchers and operational staff that research endeavour is most effectively apportioned to those with the most suitable expertise; an understanding of the possibilities, expertise and needs of adjacent disciplines is required to allow such fruitful cross-disciplinary research, and a common language assists in open communication.

The session will be a forum for discussion on translational research with a particular focus on presentation of research to a lay audience.

Participants will be required to present a lay summary of their research, which will then be discussed in groups.

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access and/or complete self-study/ pre-course tasks prior to main session

Access seminar room on campus

Attend the course at the specific date and time

Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities/ discussions
Deliver presentation to other course participants

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend, you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing Any cancellation less than 24hours is likely to waste a place and you will be served with a 'did not attend' record. Failure to cancel a place means other researchers missing out through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

Pre-Requisites Please enroll on the accompanying course moodle ( and complete any pre-session tasks before the stated deadline.
Web Notes


LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
University Park28 February 202428 February 202410:00am - 1:00pm9