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Office for Translational Research

 

EMI training opportunities are co-ordinated by the EMI Training Committee and managed by Liz McIntyre in the Graduate and Clinical Academic Training office. A wide range of training opportunities are available to PhD students and clinical lecturers on the EMI programme.

  1. EMI Training Days
  2. Annual Research Day
  3. MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research
  4. Industry Training Courses
  5. Researcher Development Programme
  6. Core Skills Training Programme
  7. Graduate Student and Post-Doc Forum
  8. The Grand Round
  9. Good Clinical Practice Training

 

1. EMI Training days

EMI training days provide bespoke training for EMI students, clinical lecturers and clinical SpRs on topics related to Experimental Medicine, drug development and trial design. These events are delivered by the University and industry partners. Delegates participate in discussions, interactive sessions and small-group work to learn about drug development activities, particularly in relation to pre-clinical evaluation through to phase 3 trials and licensing. CPD points are usually awarded for these events.

 

 

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2. Annual Research Day

The annual Research Day is a joint event held for students on the EMI programme and on the MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research. This is an opportunity for MPhil and PhD students and clinical lecturers to showcase their research through a series of posters and oral presentations. Events are advertised here.

 

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3. MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research

The MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research combines taught course modules with a three-month research project to provide training in the theory and practice of translational research. PhD students on the EMI programme may be offered the opportunity to attend MPhil modules to provide a foundation for their chosen research study.

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4. Industry training courses

As well as research placements in industry, EMI students and trainees are offered unique access to training modules that are run by our industry partners GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca. Examples of courses that have recently been offered through the EMI programme include:

  • Clinical Drug Development
  • Molecule to Medicine
  • Paediatric Development
  • Biopharm CMC development.

Please note that some courses have funder-specific entry criteria.

 

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5. Researcher Development Programme

The Researcher Development Programme (RDP) provides a skills analysis survey tool and a suite of training courses, workshops and events to support research students from all disciplines across the University of Cambridge. Upon completing a skills analysis survey, students can investigate a full programme of courses.

 

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6. Core Skills Training Programme

The Graduate School of Life Sciences' Core Skills Training Programme (CSTP) is designed to provide first-year students with foundation skills that will create better researchers and aid in the completion of key degree milestones. These transferable skills will also help students make the most of other training opportunities in the years to come.

The CSTP aims to:

  • Help you identify existing skills and skill gaps
  • Gain training in key areas of personal effectiveness and communication
  • Provide a foundation for further skills development in subsequent years
  • Gain recognition of training upon completion of the CSTP.

 There are four compulsory components that make up the CSTP:

  1. Skills Analysis Survey
  2. Time Management
  3. Presentation and Performance
  4. Scientific Writing.

Newly arrived students are automatically enrolled and invited to log into a Moodle application to access resources. More information about this and other courses can be found here.

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7. Graduate Student and Post-Doc Forum

The Graduate Student & Post-Doc Forum was developed in 2011 to provide postgraduate students and early career researchers in Life Sciences with a platform for the communication of ideas and mutual concerns, and for the coordination of academic activities across all Departments, Institutes and Partner Institutions of the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS).

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8. The Grand Round

There is an infinite number of clinical and academic seminars, journal clubs and discussion groups in and around the Biomedical Campus. Students are encouraged to attend as many as they can.

Hosted by the Department of Medicine at the School of Clinical Medicine, every Wednesday at 1-2pm, The Grand Round is a discussion of the medical problems and treatment of a particular case study with an audience of doctors, residents, medical students and clinical and non-clinical biomedical researchers.

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9. CUHT Good Clinical Practice training

EMI trainees and students will need to keep their Good Clinical Practice training up-to-date. Students must refer to their Trust and clinical supervisor to find the appropriate training available. The CUHT GCP information is here.

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