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Translational Research


Our Program

This is your opportunity to impact healthcare and improve the lives of people and communities. With the Translational Research Program (TRP), build on your own experiences and on expertise across disciplines to develop health innovations. You’ll collaborate with learners from varied backgrounds who are passionate about improving health. You’ll learn from peers and mentors in industry and healthcare through feedback and support rather than lectures and exams.  Designed to be flexible, an Individual Development Plan will help you identify opportunities to build the skills that facilitate your personal and professional goals throughout the 8.0 FCE*, two-year graduate program.


  • LMP 2300 (Foundations in Translational Research, 1.0 FCE*) 
  • LMP 2301 (Projects in Translational Research, 1.0 FCE) 
  • LMP 2322 (Information, Media, and Communication Literacy for the Sciences, 0.5 FCE) 
  • LMP 2320 (Overview of Methods in Practices and Contexts, 0.5 FCE) 
  • LMP 2330 Capstone Project in Translational Research, 2.0 FCE)
  • Electives (1.0 FCE)

Modules can vary in delivery format and content, but generally run for 5-6 weeks. TRP will be offering a variety of modules over the 2023/24 year and other module requirements can be selected from IMS or LMP and other qualifying departments. Students should plan to take 4-6 modules in their first year. 

Students are required to complete eight modular courses (0.25 FCE each) within 2 years of study.

Typically, successful students complete this program in 12 months.

Capstone Projects

Your degree culminates in a Capstone Project. Capstone projects are an opportunity for students to identify, propose, and execute a meaningful translational research project with tangible benefits for human health. 

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Alumni Profile

Sally Moy

Sally Moy, MHSc

My name is Sally Moy. One of the reasons I applied to the Translational Research in Health Sciences program was because of its focus as a competency-based program. It’s not necessarily about what you learn, but the skills that you develop.

For example, I learned how to navigate ambiguity (having confidence to lead despite uncertainty and risk), communications (knowing how to speak to different audiences) and structured problem solving (breaking down a complex problem and working towards a solution). I use all of these skills in my current role as a Senior Strategy Analyst at Ontario Health to improve healthcare access, quality and equity.

This program recognizes the value of bringing together different perspectives. From clinicians to entrepreneurs, students learn a lot from their classmates’ unique experiences. I’ve learned to base my ideas on not just what I read in the literature, but also on real experiences from real people.

The skills I gained throughout the program have allowed me to pursue many different avenues and areas of interest. This program helped to broaden my thinking on how big the healthcare field really is. The program gives graduates a unique opportunity to explore what they love doing, learn about various roles in healthcare and truly make a positive impact in our world.

Potential Career Paths

Our graduates work in industry, research, clinical settings and government, for example. Some have gone into consulting and others have dedcided to pursue further education. They are making positive differences in the lives of patients and communities.

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Learn more about our program in translational research.

*Full course equivalent. A typical 0.5 FCE is over one term (13 weeks), meeting 1-2 times per week. A typical 1.0 FCE is over two terms (26 weeks), meeting 1-2 times per week.