Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Science (FunCaTS)

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of the patients you serve? Do you care about making sure scientific discoveries are translated into clinical practice? Clinical and translational science is the process of turning laboratory discoveries into actionable clinical interventions that can improve the health of communities.

Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Science (FunCaTS) is a combination of 13 online modules strategically packaged together to enable medical professionals and allied health staff to expand their knowledge of the components of clinical and translational research. These components provide the fundamental knowledge to promote understanding of the process of bringing discoveries to the bedside and then to the population.

Program highlights

  • Anytime, anywhere learning
  • Free to all
  • Self-directed and self-paced
  • Certificate of completion granted upon successful completion of the program

Registration process

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Study Design
Statistics and Informatics
Regulations & Compliance
Ethics & Safety
Community Engagement & Cultural Diversity
Learning Objectives

Identify and describe the clinical and translational science process. Describe the impact clinical and translational science has on clinical practice, including the social and ethical context. Explain clinical and translational science methodologies.

Target Learners
Principal Investigators
Clinical Research Professionals
Postdoctoral Scholars
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
Health Care Professionals
Community Partners
General Public
Length of Course
5 hours
Delivery Method
On demand